Door jambs from the tomb of Kanofer

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, S. door jamb from the tomb of Kanofer, G 2150

Dimensions

Overall: 110 x 51.4 x 188.9 cm, 816.5 kg (43 5/16 x 20 1/4 x 74 3/8 in., 1800.06 lb.) Case (painted wooden case): 122.7 x 69.2 x 211.8 cm (48 5/16 x 27 1/4 x 83 3/8 in.) Case (Plex-glass bonnet ): 121.9 x 69.2 x 211.8 cm (48 x 27 1/4 x 83 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

34.58

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

George D. and Margo Behrakis Gallery (Gallery 207)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Central piece of figure from chest up painted red/brown with black hair wearing a necklace and grasping a staff with his right hand. Right and left pieces inscribed with hieroglyphs. Companion piece to 34.57.

Provenance

From Giza, S. jamb of entrance doorway to chapel of Kanofer, G 2150. 1932: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: December 1, 1932)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition