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Headless seated figure of Nedjemu

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Limestone. Headless seated figure of Nedjemu, wearing semi-pleated kilt, name and titles incised at base. Color: body red, kilt pleats yellow, broad collar traces of black and green, seat and base gray. Found with 37.662, 37.641 and servant figure 36-5-30, Cairo Journal No. 67570.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2420 D (thrown out of serdab). 1936: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition May, 1936; 1937: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; received by the MFA August 1937.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, second half of Dynasty 5, 2455–2350 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 42.7 x 18 x 31 cm (16 13/16 x 7 1/16 x 12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.642

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture