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Seated statue of Akhmeretnesut

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Limestone seated portrait statue of Akhmeretnesut, superintendent of the Royal gardens. Carved in the chunky style typical of late Dynasty 5 and early Dynasty 6, he sits with his left hand flat upon his knee and his right closed in a fist. He wears a pleated kilt and a wig with a center part. ...

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Provenance

From Giza, G 2184. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, mid-Dynasty 5–early Dynasty 6, 2465–2150 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 68.5 x 24.7 x 45.5cm (26 15/16 x 9 3/4 x 17 15/16in.) Mount (Aluminium contoured plate attached to underside): 0.6 x 24.8 x 45.6 cm (1/4 x 9 3/4 x 17 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1482

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture