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Relief of a standing priest

This fragment, executed in sunk relief, depicts a standing figure of a priest with a panther-skinned garment. He has a long staff in his left hand and a short sceptre in his right hand. There is no text. There are very small traces of red-brown pigment.


From Heliopolis, Egypt, : excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egyptian Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund to MFA, Boston, 1897.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Old Kingdom,


Heliopolis, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief