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Limestone dyad.: E.62.1926

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Titles

Limestone dyad.

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.

Measurements and weight

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

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Find spot

  • Tomb G.5480 Giza Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1926)

Dating

Fifth Dynasty
Sixth Dynasty
Old Kingdom
-2494 BC - -2345 BC

Materials used in production

Limestone

Techniques used in production

Carved

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.62.1926
Primary reference Number: 52423
Oldadmincategory: SU
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 9 August 2021 Last processed: Monday 9 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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