Fragment of block with a cartouche of Neferu-bity

Architectural element, decorated block

The British Museum, London EA1458

Provenance

Description

Dimensions Width 18.5cm, Height 16.5cm, Depth 10.0cm

Material(s) limestone

Fragment of a limestone block with decoration executed in raised relief. The cartouche of Neferu-bity described as a deceased daughter of the king (sȝ.t nswt mrj.t.f Nfrw-bjtj mȝʿ.t ḫrw) can be seen, hieroglyphs are turned left. Above the cartouche a vertical inscription turned left is carved with partly preserved signs j and m. Block comes from one of the representations of the royal statues in the festival procession, the figure of Neferu-bity was the last one from the row of seven statues represented on the east wall of the Upper Courtyard.

Jadwiga Iwaszczuk

History

Block donated to the British Museum by the Egypt Exploration Fund in 1907.