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

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2500–2350 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Overall: 193 x 260 x 40cm (76 x 102 3/8 x 15 3/4in.) Other (individual block): 40 x 106 x 20 cm (15 3/4 x 41 3/4 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1512.2

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This block is part of the scene of the tomb owner and his wife with a procession of dancing girls, and offering bearers. It is executed in fine, low raised relief and depicts the torso of the tomb owner embraced by his wife’s left arm with her hand on his chest.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition