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Fragment of the 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: 37 x 25 cm (14 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

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The Ancient World



This fragment of the false door of Neferi is the lower right corner. It includes portions of the inner and outer jambs and central niche. The outer jamb contains the lower part of the standing figure of Neferi facing left, holding a long staff and kherep scepter. The inner jamb contains the name of Neferi in sunk relief. 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