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

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2500–2350 B.C.

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


Overall: 193 x 260 x 40cm (76 x 102 3/8 x 15 3/4in.) Other (individual block): 51 x 19 x 34 cm (20 1/16 x 7 1/2 x 13 3/8 in.) - left corner measurement Other: 51 x 60 x 24 cm (20 1/16 x 23 5/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

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Not On View


The Ancient World



This block is part of the scene of the tomb owner and his wife with a procession of dancing girls, and also, offering bearers. It is executed in fine, low raised relief and depicts the hand and lower body of the wife of the tomb owner. She holds a lotus by the stem which is looped around her right hand. The block itself juts forward on the left edge, forming a corner. It is part of the left edge of the scene.


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