Fragment of relief from tomb of Nofer shown with his wife

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2110

Dimensions

Overall (Free standing sits ontop of pedestal): 55.5 x 117.2 x 20.6 cm (21 7/8 x 46 1/8 x 8 1/8 in.) Case (Painted wooden pedestal): 137.2 x 137.2 x 30.5 cm (54 x 54 x 12 in.) Case (Plex-bonnet): 63.2 x 30.5 x 129.5 cm (24 7/8 x 12 x 51 in.)

Accession Number

31.780

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

George D. and Margo Behrakis Gallery (Gallery 207)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Four fitting fragments from chapel reliefs of the tomb of Nofer. Figures of Nofer and wife facing right from waist up. Nofer grapsing staff; wife embracing Nofer at shoulder and and arm; and hieroglyphic signs.

Provenance

From Giza, G2110. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1931)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition