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Throne fragment of Khafra

A small fragment with hieroglyphs executed in sunk relief above an incised register line. The details are very fine. Traces of green and reddish brown pigments are visible. On the lower left front of the fragment is the corner of a rectangular depression.

Provenance

From Giza, surface debris in front of pit G 2370 B and about G 2382 A, and in G 2382 A. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds 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

Other: 12 x 8 x 2.5 cm (4 3/4 x 3 1/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

47.2128

Medium or Technique

Limestone or alabaster (?) check

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture