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Seated pair statue of man and wife

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Seated pair statue of painted limestone; head and part of right shoulder of man and torso of female figure broken off and missing; front right corner of base missing. Considerable amount of pigment remaining: traces of reddish-brown paint on skin of male figure, necklace outline drawn but paint...

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From Giza, Tomb G 2231/X. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds 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


Height x width x depth: 23 x 13.5 x 16 cm (9 1/16 x 5 5/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

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The Ancient World