Lintel fragment of Nyshepsesnisut

Egyptian
Old Kingdom. Late dynasty 5–early dynasty 6
2420–2291 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4521

Dimensions

Other: 13.5 x 25 x 6.5 cm (5 5/16 x 9 13/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1453

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment, inscribed with the name “Nyshepsesnisut” derives from a lintel in his tomb.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4521. 1914:excavated by the Harvard University–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