False door lintel from the tomb of Nofer

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 5
2400 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Debris of Tomb G 1461

Dimensions

Overall: 68 kg, 20.3 x 83.8 x 20.3 cm (150 lb., 8 x 33 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

21.3080

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

False doors

Drum lintel from tomb of Nofer, inscribed with his name and titles.

Provenance

From Giza, debris of tomb G 1461. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition