Relief fragment from tomb of Neferherenptah

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4341 (found), believed to be 4311

Dimensions

Overall: 35.5 x 31 x 22.5 cm (14 x 12 3/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

37-7-21a

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This raised relief fragment depicts a large scale male figure holding a long staff of office, faced by a small servant presenting a vertical cylinder believed to be a document. There are hieroglyphs to the right of the figure that give his titles. One is “sab.” Below the elbow of the large-scale figure are more hieroglyphs, spelling ‘Ptah,’ likely part of his name Neferherenptah.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4341, believed to be from 4311. 1937: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition