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One of two fitting fragments of limestone relief; low raised relief, head and upper torso of male figure (facing left), wearing long wig (reaches shoulders), short beard, large broad collar, and panther skin robe, no incised details on wig or collar; joins MFA 25.3041.1.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_25.3041.2
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Relief
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 7101, possibly from chapel of Nakhti
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Overall: 45.7 x 62 x 6 cm (18 x 24 7/16 x 2 3/8 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
  • Date of Register Entry
    2323–2291 B.C.
  • Owner
    Nakhti (in G 7101)
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
  • Remarks
    Object incorrectly labeled 25-5-79. Originally attributed to G 7102 (based on notation on fragments), however, Simpson (GM 2, p. 13) suggests proposed destroyed chapel of Nakhti (brother of Qar, buried in G 7101 B), possibly located W of upper stairs of Qar complex and N of G 7101 B, as place of origin.

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7101

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • Brovarski, Edward. "A Second Style in Egyptian Relief of the Old Kingdom." In Stephen E. Thomson and Peter Der Manuelian, eds. Egypt and Beyond. Essays Presented to Leonard H. Lesko upon his Retirement from the Wilbour Chair of Egyptology at Brown University June 2005, Providence: Department of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies, 2008, p. 89 E4.

    Simpson, William Kelly. The Mastabas of Qar and Idu, G 7101 and 7102. Giza Mastabas 2. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1976, p. 13, pl. XXXIVd.

Photos 1

People 1

Ancient People

  • Nakhti (in G 7101)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Brother ([sn=f] his brother) of Qar (owner of G 7101). Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Qar, west wall of court C (bottom row of offering bearers, depicted pouring water), identified as [jmj-r Hmw-kA] overseer of ka-priests; in situ in G 7101. Also appears on displaced block of relief (25-5-45), depicted carrying large fish; assigned by Simpson (GM 2, pl. Vb) to north wall of lower stairs in G 7101. Probably buried in shaft G 7101 B. East, south, and west walls of G 7101 B burial chamber and broken sarcophagus lid inscribed for Nakhti, identified as [Sps nswt smr sS Xrj-tp nswt] noble of the king, companion, scribe, royal chamberlain; in situ in G 7101 B. Appears on two fitting fragments of relief (MFA 25.3041.1 + MFA 25.3041.2); originally attributed to G 7102 (based on notation on fragments), however, Simpson (GM 2, p. 13) suggests proposed destroyed chapel of Nakhti, possibly located west of upper stairs of Qar complex and north of G 7101 B, as place of origin. Also appears on fragment of relief (24-12-135), identified as [Xrj-tp nswt Hm-nTr... Sps nswt] royal chamberlain, priest of..., noble of the king; found displaced in Avenue G 0 (north of subsidiary pyramid G I-a).