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Base fragment of standing statuette

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Base fragment of striding male statuette with left foot advanced, reddish color. Incised hieroglyphic text reading (if surviving portion is complete): "Dignitary, Overseer of Scribes, Heti."

Provenance

From Giza, G 2360 A, upper debris of shaft. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, dynasty 5–6, 2465–2152 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x width x depth: 10.6 x 10 x 5 cm (4 3/16 x 3 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3447

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture