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Limestone slab stela of Nefer; low raised relief, female figure seated (facing right) on stool with bovine legs at offering table with bread loaves, wearing long wig, V-necked sheath dress, and bracelets, inscription: (above) [rxt nswt nfr] "the royal acquaintance, Nefer", (in middle, above and below offering table) offering list, (on right) linen list; some pigment remains.


  • ID
  • Department
    Hearst Museum, Berkeley
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Stelae
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 1207, in situ on E face of mastaba, within mud-brick offering chapel.
  • Material
    Limestone, paint
  • Dimensions
    38.1 x 50.8 x 8.3 cm (15 x 20 x 3 1/4 in)
  • Credit Line
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Hearst Egyptian Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Owner
    Nefer (G 1207)
  • Object owned by
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Published Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, pp. 246-248, cat. 53.

    Fischer, Henry G. "Redundant Determinatives in the Old Kingdom." Metropolitan Museum Journal 8 (1973), p. 15, n. 22, p. 16, fig. 14.

    Lutz, Henry F. Egyptian Tomb Steles and Offering Stones of the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology of the University of California. University of California Publications. Egyptian Archaeology 4. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs, 1927, pp. 1, 15, pl. 2.2.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. Slab Stelae of the Giza Necropolis. Publications of the Pennsylvania–Yale Expedition to Egypt 7. New Haven and Philadelphia: Peabody Museum of Natural History of Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2003, pp. 8-9, pls. 7-8, p. 51, fig. 44, p.53, figs. 50-51.

    Porter, Bertha, and Rosalind L.B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings 3: Memphis (Abû Rawâsh to Dahshûr). Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1931. 2nd edition. 3: Memphis, Part 1 (Abû Rawâsh to Abûsîr), revised and augmented by Jaromír Málek. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1974, p. 58.

    Spanel, Donald. Through Ancient Eyes: Egyptian Portraiture: An Exhibition Organized for the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama, April 21-July 31, 1988. Birmingham: The Museum, 1988, pp. 48-49, cat. 5.

    Thomas, Nancy, ed. The American Discovery of Ancient Egypt. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1995, pp.124-125, cat. 38.

People 1

Ancient People

  • Nefer (G 1207)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 1207. Limestone slab stela (Hearst 6-19801) inscribed for Nefer, identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in situ on east face of G 1207.

Institutions 1