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Fragment of a sarcophagus

Red granite sarcophagus, possibly of wife of Bauefre according to the Object Register; uninscribed; broken in two, lid fragmented.


From Giza, tomb G 7310 B. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Division List No. 28), shipped August 1930.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Shepseskaf (?), 2472–2467 B.C.


Giza, Egypt

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi