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Standing figure of Babaef

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Limestone. Standing figure of Babaef. Head missing. Left arm somewhat weathered. Traces of red color. Broken in two at ankles. Inscribed on base with name and titles.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 5230. 1914: 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, late Dynasty 4–early Dynasty 5, 2575–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 147.3 x 36.5 x 62.5 cm, 362.9 kg (58 x 14 3/8 x 24 5/8 in., 800 lb.) Framed (Aluminium pallet base(A)with attaching vertical post in back): 10.2 x 68.6 x 72.4 cm (4 x 27 x 28 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.953a-b

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture