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

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 193 x 260 x 40cm (76 x 102 3/8 x 15 3/4in.) Other (individual block): 24.5 x 5 x 12.5 cm (9 5/8 x 1 15/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1512.8

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment has a finished, but not decorated, surface. It fits to the right of .7 and above .9. There are traces of dark red, modern paint on the edge of the finished surface. This block is part of the scene of the tomb owner and his wife with a procession of dancing girls, and offering bearers.

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