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Limestone dyad.: E.62.1926

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Limestone dyad.




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.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 14.5 cm
Height: 54 cm
Width: 28 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1926)


5th Dynasty
6th Dynasty
Old Kingdom
-2494 BC - -2345 BC

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.62.1926
Primary reference Number: 52423
Oldadmincategory: SU
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 9 August 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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