Lintel of Kameni

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2500–2350 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Giza, Tomb 7142 A; Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Overall (Sits on an epoxy bedding with an aluminium plate at the bottom): 34.6 x 74.5 x 21 cm (13 5/8 x 29 5/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

27.1132

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

Relief

Sunk relief of Kameny. Male figure seated before table with loaves. On the right side, sunk relief hieroglyphs with offering formula to Anubis.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb 7142 A. 1926: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, March 1926; 1927: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition