Relief from the tomb of Djaty

Old Kingdom

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2337 x


Overall: 164 x 36 x 22 cm (64 9/16 x 14 3/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World



This fragment is a vertical block with five horizontal registers in raised relief. The top register has a boat with figures in it. The second register contains images of two men slaughtering a bull. The third register shows three women offering bearers facing left carrying ducks and other offerings. The fourth register depicts three male offering bearers laden with trays and baskets of offerings facing left carrying offerings. The bottom register shows Neferrenpet, the son of Djaty, facing right holding offerings to the face of Djaty and his wife, who are facing left. In all registers the background around the figures contain captions for the scenes in hieroglyphs.


From Giza. From tomb of Djaty, G2337x.1925: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Division List 1927 B no. 4)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition