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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 five dancing girls and a portion of a sixth. All have their right arms extended straight in front of them, and...

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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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt


193 x 260 x 40 cm (76 x 102 3/8 x 15 3/4 in.) Other (individual block): unable to access for measurements

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The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief