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Irankhptah and Nyankhhathor

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The names of the owner of this pair statue, the steward Irankh-Ptah, and his wife, Ny-ankh-Hathor, are inscribed on their laps. The modeling of the hard granite is simple. The faces of both husband and wife are full, their bodies plump and rounded.


From Giza, tomb G 1501. 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

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, reign of Neferirkare to, 2446–2420 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 49.2 x 32.7 x 31.4 cm, 65.3 kg (19 3/8 x 12 7/8 x 12 3/8 in., 144 lb.) Mount (3/16" thick steel plate): 0.2 x 32.4 x 33 cm (1/16 x 12 3/4 x 13 in.) Case (Painted wooden pedestal): 108.9 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm (42 7/8 x 18 x 18 in.) Case (Plex bonnet): 61.9 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm (24 3/8 x 18 x 18 in.)

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The Ancient World