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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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Provenance

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,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

34-4-1

Medium or Technique

Black granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture