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Seated statue of Nishepsesnisut

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Limestone. Seated statuette of Nishepsesnisut. Short wig covers ears, right hand closed, left open on knee. Inscribed on both sides of seat in hieroglyphs, Nishepsesnisut. Traces of red color on skin and black on wig and seat.

Provenance

From Giza, mastaba G 4410, chapel, room O2, serdab 1. 1915: 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, 2465–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 38 x 11.5 x 23cm (14 15/16 x 4 1/2 x 9 1/16in.)

Accession Number

21.352

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture