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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.

Provenance

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,

Findspot

Heliopolis, Egypt

Accession Number

97.887

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief