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Block of limestone relief from scene of tomb owner, Khnumnefer, his wife Ankhesenptah(?) and three children, Menkaure-weser, Hepetka, and Nikauneith, with procession of dancing girls and offering bearers; depicts lower legs of tomb owner and his wife, includes lower portion of figures of daughters Nikauneith (standing behind her mother) and Hepetka (standing behind her father); executed in fine low raised relief.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_12.1512.10
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Relief
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2175, chapel of Khnumnefer, N wall
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Overall: 193 x 260 x 40cm (76 x 102 3/8 x 15 3/4in.) Other (individual block): 85 x 92 x 19 cm (33 7/16 x 36 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
  • Owner
    Khnumnefer (G 2175)
  • Attested
    Ankhesenptah(?) (in G 2175)
    Hepetka (in G 2175)
    Menkaure-weser (in G 2175)
    Nikauneith (in G 2175)
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. 1912: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1912: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: April 28, 2005)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2175

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Smith, William Stevenson. Ancient Egypt as Represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1960 (6th ed.), p. 38.

Photos 5

People 5

Ancient People

  • Ankhesenptah(?) (in G 2175)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Khnumnefer (owner, along with Nedju, of G 2175). North false door inscribed for Ankhesenptah(?); in situ in G 2175, north chapel (chapel of Khnumnefer). Also appears in chapel relief, north wall of north chapel (MFA 12.1512.1–MFA 12.1512.14), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in situ in G 2175, north chapel (chapel of Khnumnefer).
  • Hepetka (in G 2175)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Khnumnefer (owner, along with Nedju, of G 2175). Appears in chapel relief, north wall of north chapel (MFA 12.1512.1–MFA 12.1512.14), depicted as small girl standing between her parents; found in situ in G 2175, north chapel (chapel of Khnumnefer).
  • Khnumnefer (G 2175)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner (along with Nedju) of G 2175. South false door inscribed for Khnumnefer, identified as [wab nswt] royal wab-priest; in situ in G 2175, north chapel (chapel of Khnumnefer). Also appears in chapel relief, north wall of north chapel (MFA 12.1512.1–MFA 12.1512.14), identified as [wab nswt] royal wab-priest; found in situ in G 2175, north chapel (chapel of Khnumnefer).
  • Menkaure-weser (in G 2175)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Khnumnefer (owner, along with Nedju, of G 2175). Appears in chapel relief, north wall of north chapel (MFA 12.1512.1–MFA 12.1512.14), depicted as small boy standing in front of his parents; found in situ in G 2175, north chapel (chapel of Khnumnefer).
  • Nikauneith (in G 2175)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Khnumnefer (owner, along with Nedju, of G 2175). Appears in chapel relief, north wall of north chapel (MFA 12.1512.1–MFA 12.1512.14), depicted as small girl standing behind her parents; found in situ in G 2175, north chapel (chapel of Khnumnefer).