Five fragments of the offering table scene of Nefer-sef-khufu

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2134 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2185

Accession Number

12.1501

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Fragment of a scene depicting the seated figures of man and wife with offerings and a long inscription. It is beautifully cut. It is in five fragments. One of the fragments is a portion of the wig and shoulder of a male figure. Another fragment is a portion of a seated male figure. His torso, kilt, and seat are visible. Red and yellow paint remain on that fragment. All five fragments are done in raised relief.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Findspot Information: From Giza. G 2185

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition