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Triad of standing male figures

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Standing statuette of brightly painted limestone, representing three brothers, Hes, Khuptah and Nikaukhufu. All three men wear short kilts and broad collars. Hes wears a full, striated, shoulder-length wig, while Khuptah has a short curly wig, and Nikaukhufu wears only his closely cropped hair....

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Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2009. 1906: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1906: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government. (Accession Date: November 8, 1906)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.1882

Medium or Technique

Painted limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture