Seated statue of Akhmeretnesut

Old Kingdom, mid-Dynasty 5–early Dynasty 6
2465–2150 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, tomb G 2184


Overall: 68.5 x 24.7 x 45.5cm (26 15/16 x 9 3/4 x 17 15/16in.) Mount (Aluminium contoured plate attached to underside): 0.6 x 24.8 x 45.6 cm (1/4 x 9 3/4 x 17 15/16 in.)

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George D. and Margo Behrakis Gallery (Gallery 207)


The Ancient World



Limestone seated portrait statue of Akhmeretnesut, superintendent of the Royal gardens. Carved in the chunky style typical of late Dynasty 5 and early Dynasty 6, he sits with his left hand flat upon his knee and his right closed in a fist. He wears a pleated kilt and a wig with a center part. The nose is damaged.


From Giza, G 2184. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1912: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.
(Accession Date: December 5, 1912)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition