Relief fragment Kanefer and his wife

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Facade N. of interior chapel entrance G 2150

Dimensions

Overall: 41 x 70 x 32 cm (16 1/8 x 27 9/16 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

32-12-10

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This is a fragment in high raised relief of the head of Kanefer and his wife, facing left. Above them in large scale hieroglyphs are his titles of ‘semer-wat’ and ‘rekh neswet’. There are traces of red pigment. The right end of the block juts forward from the block at a right angle.

Provenance

From Giza, Found in debris between G2150 and G2170. Originally from G 2150 facade N. of interior chapel entrance. 1932: 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