Relief from a wall of the offering chamber of Khnumnefer and Nedju

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2175, Khnumnefer and Nedju

Dimensions

Overall: 193 x 260 x 40cm (76 x 102 3/8 x 15 3/4in.) Other (individual block): 37.7 x 41 x 16.5 cm (14 13/16 x 16 1/8 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

12.1512.6

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This block is part of the scene of the tomb owner and his wife with a procession of dancing girls, and also, offering bearers. It is executed in fine, low raised relief and contains, on the right, the front half of the first of the row of dancing girls. There are finely-detailed hieroglyphs giving the name of the tomb owner’s son, “Menkaura-weser”. This block fits between .5 and .7.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2175, Khnumnefer and Nedju, chapel of Khnumnefer, north wall. 1912: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Accession Date: April 28, 2005.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition