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Relief of Nofer

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We may not know exactly what Nofer looked like, but we can be sure that he had a large aquiline nose. This aspect is featured prominently on the north doorjamb from his chapel as well as on the reserve head found at the bottom of the tomb's shaft. The scale with which Nofer is represented on the...

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Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2110. August, 1907: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1907: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. Imp. 205. (Accession Date: August 1, 1907)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dyn. 4, late reign of Khufu to mid-, 2540–2465 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 95 x 109.5 cm, 362.9 kg (37 3/8 x 43 1/8 in., 800.05 lb.) Case (Painted wooden case with plex bonnet): 122.2 x 30.5 x 129.5 cm (48 1/8 x 12 x 51 in.) Case (Plex-bonnet): 130.2 x 152.7 x 21 cm (51 1/4 x 60 1/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

07.1002

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief