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Lower half of diorite squatting statue of Kawab; hands holding open papyrus roll on lap, right hand closed thumb inwards (holding pen?), left hand open? (palm down ?); inscription on papyrus roll facing figure, reading from right to left, top row: “‘Htp dj nswt, 1000 of bread, 1000 of beer,...

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From Giza. G 7110 - 7120; G 7120. 1934 : excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom,


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 52 x 32 x 39.5 cm (20 1/2 x 12 5/8 x 15 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Black granodiorite


The Ancient World