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Relief fragment from queen's pyramid chapel

This is a triangular shaped fragment of slightly raised relief. The fragments of the two large scale hieroglyphs F and R (maybe "Nefer") are on the right. Overall 27.2052 is a scene of a man facing right leading a long horned cow. There are large scale hieroglyphs above the man giving the name...

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Provenance

From Giza, Street G 7000, debris E of subsidiary pyramid G I-b. 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. (Accession date: )

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2625–2500 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 x 4 cm (1 1/4 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.2052.5

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief