Doorjamb from the tomb of Mehu

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 5
2431–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2423 (tomb of Mehu)

Dimensions

Overall: 162.6 x 57 x 22.3 cm, 455.9 kg (64 x 22 7/16 x 8 3/4 in., 1005 lb.) Framed (3"x2" Steel tube frame with bottom resting plate /angles): 162.6 x 59.7 x 29.2 cm (64 x 23 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

37.2739

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Once part of a doorway in the tomb chapel of Mehu, this jamb is composed of two fragments, which show the tomb owner standing with his wife and facing right.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2423. 1937: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt, 1937.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1937)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition