Personified estates from the tomb of Akhtihotep, Limestone, paint

Personified estates from the tomb of Akhtihotep

Period:
Old Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 4
Reign:
reign of Snefru
Date:
ca. 2575–2551 B.C.
Geography:
Probably from Mastaba of Akhtihotep (FS 3076); From Egypt, Memphite Region, Saqqara
Medium:
Limestone, paint
Dimensions:
H. 22.2 x W. 54 cm (8 3/4 x 21 1/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1958
Accession Number:
58.44.2b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 103
Purchased from Maguid Sameda by the Museum, 1958. Probably excavated by Auguste Mariette.

Mariette, Auguste 1889. Les Mastabas de l'Ancien Empire: Fragment [de son] Dernier Ouvrage. Paris: F. Vieweg, p. 57 (F1); no. A1.

Jacquet-Gordon, Helen K. 1962. Les noms des domains funeraires sous l'Ancien Empire, Bibliothèque d'étude, 34. Cairo: Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale du Caire, pp. 324–27 [2S4].