West wall of the chapel of the mastaba of Nikauhor and Sekhemhathor
Probably early Dynasty 5, period of Userkaf through Niuserre (ca. 2465-2389 BCE)
Limestone, excavated at Saqqara, mastaba S 915
Rogers Fund, 1908 (O8.201.2)
(From info card)
""Nikauhor was a judge and a priest of Userkaf's sun temple and mortuary cult. His wife, Sekhemhathor, was a priestess of Hathor and Neith. The false door niche on the left, flanked by figures of Nikauhor, belongs to him; that on the right, flanked by figures of the couple, belongs to his wife. Nikauhor's offering stela is missing, and that of Sekhemhathor- which originally was placed above her false door -- has been displaced to the left because of the height of the wall. Nikauhor's single figures in particular are very finely carved; his mature, austere feature are characteristic of Fifth Dynasty style as opposed to that the Fourth. The relief flanking his wife's false door is flatter and less modeled....