Triad of Penmeru

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2197

Dimensions

Overall: 120 x 117 x 40 cm, 391.45 kg (47 1/4 x 46 1/16 x 15 3/4 in., 863 lb.) Weight: 1268 lb. (1268 lb.)

Accession Number

12.1504

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Egypt: Old Kingdom Funerary Arts Gallery (Gallery 105B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Head of right figure missing; figures have short skirts to above knees, with loop fastened belt; inscriptions at feet of each figure. Representing Pen-meru in three Ka forms, left head without headdress, center head with large wig each in traditional pose with clenched fist and figure’s left leg forward. Color remaining in parts.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2197. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1912: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition