Seated figure of Nefersehefen
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2185 B
Height x width x depth: 37.1 x 12.1 x 17.8 cm (14.6 x 4.75 x 7 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This seated figure was found in a tomb at Giza, where it would have provided the necessary resting place for the ka (eternal life force) of Nefersefu. He is shown seated in a charcteristic Egyptian pose, with his right hand clenched and his left hand resting flat on his lap. He wears a swept-back, shoulder-length hairstyle and a white linen kilt secured by a knot in front.
From Giza, tomb G 2185 B. 1935: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, September 1935 (field number 35-9-39); 1937: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition