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Limestone chapel entrance drum lintel inscribed for Nefer.


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Doors, jambs, lintels
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 1461, debris
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height x width x depth: 20.3 x 83.8 x 20.3 cm (8 x 33 x 8 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 5
  • Owner
    Nefer (in G 1461)
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. 1906: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 1461

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • Markowitz, Yvonne J., Joyce L. Haynes, and Rita E. Freed. Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids: Highlights from the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Expedition. Boston: MFA Publications, 2002, p. 78, cat. 23.

    Strudwick, Nigel. "Three Monuments of Old Kingdom Treasury Officials." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 71 (1985), pp. 43-44, 48-49, pl. III.1.

People 1

Ancient People

  • Nefer (in G 1461)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Limestone drum lintel (MFA 21.3080) inscribed for Nefer, identified as [jmj-r sSw Axt-xwfw Hrj-sStA Axt-xwfw jmj-r pr-HD] overseer of scribes of the pyramid of Khufu, secretary of the pyramid of Khufu, overseer of the treasury; reused as roofing in G 1461 (found in debris). Nefer probably not owner of G 1461.