Mastaba chapel wall from tomb of Akhmeretnesut

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

15925 kg

Accession Number

13.4352

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Limestone, west wall of outer offering chamber of Akhmeretnesut, showing him leaning on staff with sons and brothers seated before him and his wife behind him; also Meryt alone throwing lassoe; figures full size and well modeled in sunk relief; colored; figures separated by two narrow niches; also door to inner chamber, with beautifully modeled reliefs of owner and wife and owner and mother on the respective jambs.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb of Akhetmernisut, G 2184. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition