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Fragment of false door of Neferi

Old Kingdom, late dynasty 5–dynasty 6
2450–2152 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2180 (=G 4990) and G 2200 (=G 5080)


Overall: 34 cm (13 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


False doors

This fragment is the lower left corner of the inner and outer jambs of the false door of Neferi. The outer jamb contains an image in sunk relief of the standing figure of Neferi facing right with trapazoidal kilt and holding the long staff and kherep scepter. Above the figure is his name, 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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition