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Painted plaster fragment

Painted plaster on thick gray brown mud brick base. Parts of two large scale hieroglyphs. One possibly a canal or 'mr' sign (painted green with black border lines) and 'r' (yellow ochre with red border lines) on gray mud brick. The thin gypsum plaster layer is flaking off the mud base. There is...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Meydum, Tomb of Lady Atet. Excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt. Gift to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Credit Line

Gift of British School of Archaeology in Egypt

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3, 2649–2575 B.C.

Findspot

Meidum, Egypt

Accession Number

91.287

Medium or Technique

Plaster and mud brick

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief