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Triad of Pehenptah and Amendjefaes

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The Egyptians occasionally usurped the statues of their predecessors by reinscribing them with new names and titles. In other cases they symbolically destroyed the memory and the chance for a successful afterlife of certain individuals by smashing their statues. This fragmentary triad may be an...

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Provenance

From Giza. G 5380 / serdab 4-6 (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5 or 6, 2465–2150 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 64.5 x 43 x 40.6 cm (25 3/8 x 16 15/16 x 16 in.) Case (painted wooden pedestal): 90.5 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm (35 5/8 x 20 x 20 in.) Case (plex-bonnet): 77.2 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm (30 3/8 x 20 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

13.4330

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture