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Seated pair statue

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Seated statue of a couple, whose names are Bau and Baru, seated on a cube-like chair. The husband, Bau, wears a ahort, curly wig, broad collar, and knee-length kilt. He sits with his hands in his lap, his right hand holding a handkerchief and his left palm open. Baru sits with her left hand flat...

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Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2009. 1906: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1906: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government. (Accession Date: November 8, 1906)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 35.5 cm (14 in.)

Accession Number

06.1885

Medium or Technique

Painted limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture