Fragment of false door of Neferi
Old Kingdom, dynasty 5
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2180 (=G 4990) and G 2200 (=G 5080)
Overall: 56 x 58 cm (22 1/16 x 22 13/16 in.)
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Out on Loan
Out On Loan
This fragment is the top half of the false door of Neferi. The door consists of two jambs, a lintel, central niche and panel. In the panel Neferi is seated before the table of offerings. There are two lines of incised hieroglyphs above the table enumerating the offerings of a thousand jugs of beer, a thousand loaves of bread etc. The jambs are both inscribed in sunk relief. They both begin with a peret-kherew followed by the titles and name of Neferi. Below the panel is a lintel inscribed for the the venerated one Neferi.
In 1998 12.1498, 12.1515 and 12.1393 were joined.
From Giza, found partly in front of G 2180 (=G 4990) and partly in front of G 2200 (=G 5080). 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition