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Pair statue from the tomb of Weri

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This limestone pair statue comes from the tomb of Weri. It is a standing group of a man and wife. The woman embraces the man with her right arm and touches the man's arm with her left hand. The man strides forward on his left leg, while clenching steinkern in his fists. The woman wears a...

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Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2415. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, reign of Niuserra to Una, 2455–2350 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 56.5 x 29.2 x 17.8 cm (22 1/4 x 11 1/2 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

21.2596

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture