<em>Sunk Relief of Queen Neferu</em>, ca. 2008–1957 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 7 1/2 x 9 5/16 x 3/4 in. (19 x 23.6 x 1.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 54.49. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 54.49_SL1.jpg)

Sunk Relief of Queen Neferu

Medium: Limestone, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 2008–1957 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 9 5/16 x 3/4 in. (19 x 23.6 x 1.9 cm)


Museum Location: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 54.49

Image: 54.49_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Fragment of limestone relief. In sunk relief, at right a queen, preserved head to breast; behind her, partially preserved, representation of “the hairdresser Hnnwt” braiding her wig. Queen’s name is lost. Condition: Minor chips on surface, otherwise intact. Colors; remains of black on hairpin, eye and wig. Necklace, register of light blue, then green and again blue. Scattered remains of red guide lines.

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