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Statue of Senedjemibmehy

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Ancient tomb robbers carelessly tossed this splendid wood statue under the floor of a mastaba chapel as they plundered Snedjemibmehy's tomb. Perhaps the location sheltered it from the ravages of wood fungus, insects, and the elements until it was rediscovered in the winter of 1912....

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Provenance

From Giza, G 2385 / room H. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2353–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 106 cm (41 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.3466

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Silhouettes