Miniature stele of Nykaure

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5–6
2465–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 1033 A

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 13 x 5 x 2 cm (5 1/8 x 1 15/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.2605

Medium or Technique

Painted limestone

On View

Egypt: Old Kingdom Funerary Arts Gallery (Gallery 105B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Miniature limestone relief, painted on back “the royal acquaintance, Ni-kau-re.” Colors well preserved.

Provenance

Giza, tomb G 1033 A. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1906: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: November 8, 1906)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition