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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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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.


Meidum, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Plaster and mud brick


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief