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Fragment of false door of Neferi

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, late dynasty 5–dynasty 6
2450–2152 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2180 (=G 4990) and G 2200 (=G 5080)

Dimensions

Overall: 34 cm (13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1498

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Out on Loan

Out On Loan

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

False doors

This fragment is the lower left corner of the inner and outer jambs of the false door of Neferi. The outer jamb contains an image in sunk relief of the standing figure of Neferi facing right with trapazoidal kilt and holding the long staff and kherep scepter. Above the figure is his name, Neferi.
In 1998 12.1498, 12.1515 and 12.1393 were joined.

Provenance

From Giza, found partly in front of G 2180 (=G 4990) and partly in front of G 2200 (=G 5080). 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition