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Fragment of relief from tomb of Nofer shown with his wife

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Four fitting fragments from chapel reliefs of the tomb of Nofer. Figures of Nofer and wife facing right from waist up. Nofer grapsing staff; wife embracing Nofer at shoulder and and arm; and hieroglyphic signs.

Provenance

From Giza, G2110. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: January 1, 1931)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall (Free standing sits ontop of pedestal): 55.5 x 117.2 x 20.6 cm (21 7/8 x 46 1/8 x 8 1/8 in.) Case (Painted wooden pedestal): 137.2 x 137.2 x 30.5 cm (54 x 54 x 12 in.) Case (Plex-bonnet): 63.2 x 30.5 x 129.5 cm (24 7/8 x 12 x 51 in.)

Accession Number

31.780

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief