Headless striding figure of Minnefer

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, second half

Object Place: Egypt, G 2421 serdab; Findspot: Egypt, Giza


Overall: 62 x 22 x 30 cm (24 7/16 x 8 11/16 x 11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World



Limestone. Headless striding figure, about half life-sized, name and titles incised on base, name written horizontally in 3 short lines on base in front of right and beside advanced left foot. Broken in two pieces through knees and small fragment of right knee broken out, otherwise complete. Narrow support on back, top together with head gone. arms hanging down, hands closed, holding handkerchief, wearing plain white (skirt) kilt held by belt with belt buckle and tie and 4 pendant strings of painted beads which suggest bead apron. Color; body red-brown, skirt white, base black; base and plinth, traces black and red; support painted to imitate red granite. Found with 37.637 and 36-5-42,43.


Findspot Information: From Giza, G 2421 serdab

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition