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Door jambs from the tomb of Kanofer

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Central piece of figure from chest up painted red/brown with black hair wearing a necklace and grasping a staff with his right hand. Right and left pieces inscribed with hieroglyphs. Companion piece to 34.57.


From Giza, S. jamb of entrance doorway to chapel of Kanofer, G 2150. 1932: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 1, 1932)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 110 x 51.4 x 188.9 cm, 816.5 kg (43 5/16 x 20 1/4 x 74 3/8 in., 1800.06 lb.) Case (painted wooden case): 122.7 x 69.2 x 211.8 cm (48 5/16 x 27 1/4 x 83 3/8 in.) Case (Plex-glass bonnet ): 121.9 x 69.2 x 211.8 cm (48 x 27 1/4 x 83 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief