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Relief from a wall of the offering chamber of Khnumnefer and Nedju

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This block is part of the scene of the tomb owner and his wife with a procession of dancing girls, and also, offering bearers. It is executed in fine, low raised relief and depicts the kilt and right hand of the tomb owner. He holds a folded cloth in his hand. The panther skin overlaying his...

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Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2175, Khnumnefer and Nedju, chapel of Khnumnefer, north wall. 1912: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. Accession Date: April 28, 2005.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 193 x 260 x 40cm (76 x 102 3/8 x 15 3/4in.) Other: 43 x 61 x 15 cm (16 15/16 x 24 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1512.5

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief