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Seated figure of Nefersehefen

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This seated figure was found in a tomb at Giza, where it would have provided the necessary resting place for the ka (eternal life force) of Nefersefu. He is shown seated in a charcteristic Egyptian pose, with his right hand clenched and his left hand resting flat on his lap. He wears a...

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From Giza, tomb G 2185 B. 1935: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, September 1935 (field number 35-9-39); 1937: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2500–2350 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Height x width x depth: 37.1 x 12.1 x 17.8 cm (14.6 x 4.75 x 7 in.)

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The Ancient World