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

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This fragment 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 daughter's left hand grasping the right lower leg of the tomb owner. The fragment attaches to the upper...

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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 (individual block): 5 x 12 x 12 cm (1 15/16 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

12.1512.13

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief