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Pseudo-group statue of Penmeru

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Throughout Egyptian civilization, artists developed new types of statuary to address the constantly changing needs of tomb and temple. Some types found wholesale acceptance and entered the general repertoire; others flourished briefly but were subsequently abandoned. The latter is the case with...

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From Giza, G 2197. December 5, 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1912: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 5, 1912)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2465–2323 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 155 x 105 cm, 532.98 kg (61 x 41 5/16 in., 1175 lb.) Mount: 830.99 kg (1832 lb.)

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Medium or Technique

Painted limestone


The Ancient World