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Pair statue of Nefu and Khenetemsetju

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Inscribed for Nefu and Khenmetsetju. Man at left standing left foot advanced; woman at right with feet together, left arm round man's waist and right across body. Color partly preserved; some incrusted dirt. Base completed by two attached pieces, one broken.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 7946. 1931: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1931: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government. (Accession Date: January 1, 1931)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, reign of Niuserra to Unas, 2455–2350 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 73.6 x 33.3 x 30.4 cm (29 x 13 1/8 x 11 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.777

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture