User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Relief fragment Kanefer and his wife

Start collecting

This is a fragment in high raised relief of the head of Kanefer and his wife, facing left. Above them in large scale hieroglyphs are his titles of 'semer-wat' and 'rekh neswet'. There are traces of red pigment. The right end of the block juts forward from the block at a right...

Show Full Description

Provenance

From Giza, Found in debris between G2150 and G2170. Originally from G 2150 facade N. of interior chapel entrance. 1932: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 41 x 70 x 32 cm (16 1/8 x 27 9/16 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

32-12-10

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief