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Stele fragment

This fragment in sunk relief depicts 2 female figures under a single line of roughly incised heiroglyphs with "The venerated one ...th." It is the top half of two fitting stela fragments.

Provenance

From Giza, mastaba G2300 (=G5190) above pit x-y east. Dec.4, 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 48 x 28 x 12 cm (18 7/8 x 11 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.4343a

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele