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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 wife with a procession of dancing girls and offering bearers. It is executed in fine, low raised relief and depicts the head and shoulders of the tomb owner's daughter facing right. To the right of her is a portion of the father's right leg...

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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


Overall: 193 x 260 x 40cm (76 x 102 3/8 x 15 3/4in.) Other (individual block): 8.5 x 40 x 16 cm (3 3/8 x 15 3/4 x 6 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief