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Limestone dyad.


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Title/s

Limestone dyad.

Category

figure

Name

statue

Description

pair statue, man and his sister, inscribed. Heti was an overseer of scribes and his sister, Khenut daughter of Meresankh, was a royal acquaintance. The couple hold hands indicating their equal status. It is more typical on dyads for one person (usually the woman) to put her arm around her consort.

Field Collection

Tomb G.5480 Giza Egypt

Dimensions

depth 14.5 cm
height 54 cm
width 28 cm

Period

Fifth Dynasty
Sixth Dynasty
Old Kingdom

Date

2494 B.C. — 2345 B.C.

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. inscription
    Translation: Judge, overseer of scribes, Heti. His sister, Royal Acquaintance, daughter of Meresankh, Khenut.

Documentation

  1. Junker, H.
    Giza VIII. Bericht uber die ... Grabungen auf dem Friedhof des Alten Reiches bei den Pyramiden von Giza. Bd. 8. Die Ostabschnitt des Westfriedhofs. Teil 2
    [comments: Abb.4 and pl.VIa]
  2. Porter, Bertha
    Moss, Rosalind L.B.
    Burney, Ethel W.
    Malek, Jaromír
    Topographical bibliography of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, reliefs and paintings. Vol.3, Memphis. Part 1, Abû Rawâsh to Abûsîr
    [comments: 2nd edition]

Material/s

limestone

Accession Number

E.62.1926 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 52423; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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