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): 8.5 x 40 x 16 cm (3 3/8 x 15 3/4 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1512.14

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This block is part of the scene of the tomb owner and wife with a procession of dancing girls and offering bearers. It is executed in fine, low raised relief and depicts the head and shoulders of the tomb owner’s daughter facing right. To the right of her is a portion of the father’s right leg and behind her is a small portion of her mother’s left leg. This block fits just above .13 and .10 and just below .5.

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