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): 8.5 x 40 x 16 cm (3 3/8 x 15 3/4 x 6 5/16 in.)

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Not On View


The Ancient World



This block is part of the scene of the tomb owner and wife with a procession of dancing girls and offering bearers. It is executed in fine, low raised relief and depicts the head and shoulders of the tomb owner’s daughter facing right. To the right of her is a portion of the father’s right leg and behind her is a small portion of her mother’s left leg. This block fits just above .13 and .10 and just below .5.


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