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Standing figure of Babaef

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Alabaster. Head and fragments of standing figure with inscribed back support reconstructed by Mr. Young and David Dennis, 1939.

Provenance

From Giza G 5230. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 4–early Dynasty 5, 2465–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 67.6 x 21.6 x 29.8 x 3.5 cm (26 5/8 x 8 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 1 3/8 in.) Mount (Base with aluminum L-shaped mount): 24.8 x 19.4 x 34.9 cm (9 3/4 x 7 5/8 x 13 3/4 in.) Case (painted wooden pedestal ): 103.2 x 35.6 x 40.6 cm (40 5/8 x 14 x 16 in.) Case (Plex bonnet ): 81.9 x 35.6 x 40.6 cm (32 1/4 x 14 x 16 in.)

Accession Number

24.603

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture