Servant figure

Old Kingdom

Findspot: Egypt, Giza


H of head 7.7 cm, H of torso 16 cm, H of leg fragment 11.6 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World



Male figure seated on right bent leg, the left leg is bent and raised to the chest. Likely representing a man fanning and tending a fire. The hair is short cropped, with layers of curls and the head is tilted back with face looking slightly upward. The figure wears a short kilt with a waist band. Traces of red paint are visible on the left arm and back of neck. The nose is damaged, both forearms and the left foot are missing. The surface is pitted overall. Three pieces reconstructed by J. L. Lachevre 1997. From Giza, found south of 2230 and 2231.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition