Relief from a wall of the offering chamber of Khnumnefer and Nedju

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2500–2350 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2175, Khnumnefer and Nedju


Overall: 193 x 260 x 40cm (76 x 102 3/8 x 15 3/4in.) Other (individual block): 26.5 x 37.8 x 17.4 cm (10 7/16 x 14 7/8 x 6 7/8 in.) - right corner measurement Other: 26.5 x 29 x 17.4 cm (10 7/16 x 11 7/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

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Not On View


The Ancient World



This is the left uppermost block in a scene of the tomb owner and his wife with a procession of dancing girls and offering bearers. It fits on top of .3 and to the left of .2 and is executed in fine, low raised relief and contains four hieroglyphs: ‘s, t, H, and n’, as well as a portion of the back of the wig of the tomb owner’s wife. There are traces of dark red, modern paint on the edges of the decorated surface. The block itself juts forward on the left edge.


From Giza, tomb G 2175, Khnumnefer and Nedju, chapel of Khnumnefer, north wall. 1912: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Accession Date: April 28, 2005.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition