Pair statue of Nefu and Khenetemsetju

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, reign of Niuserra to Unas
2455–2350 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, tomb G 7946

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 73.6 x 33.3 x 30.4 cm (29 x 13 1/8 x 11 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.777

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

George D. and Margo Behrakis Gallery (Gallery 207)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Inscribed for Nefu and Khenmetsetju. Man at left standing left foot advanced; woman at right with feet together, left arm round man’s waist and right across body. Color partly preserved; some incrusted dirt. Base completed by two attached pieces, one broken.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 7946. 1931: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1931: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1931)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition