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Fragments of a non-royal sculpture

Two fragments, joined but not attached (one composed of two joined pieces); two sculpted, polished surfaces forming a rounded edge, top surface inscribed with hieroglyphs: "sa nesewt, tayty, tchaty."

Provenance

From Giza. Some in pit G 2320 W and some in pit G 2330 X. 1912 : Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 2649–2100 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 6.7 x 7.6 x 2.7 cm (2 5/8 x 3 x 1 1/16 in.) Other: 3.4 x 1.7 x 6.6 cm (1 5/16 x 11/16 x 2 5/8 in.) Other: 7.5 x 3.3 x 7.5 cm (2 15/16 x 1 5/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

12-10-8.2

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture