Old Kingdom temple inventories describe sacred pillars of gold that played a role in the festivals honoring various deities. The two pillars seen here resemble most closely the so-called Abydos fetish, an emblem of the place sacred to the great god Osiris.
For other reliefs of Neferu, see 26.3.353* and 31.3.1.
Museum excavations, 1923-25. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.