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Tomb relief fragment of Akhetmernisut

This is a fragment of an interior corner block with two vertical columns of hieroglyphs in sunk relief reading left to right. It is part of the 'hetep di neswt' offering formula and consists of wishes for good burial in the west for the deceased. The surface is darkened and partly chipped...

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From Giza, G 2184. 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,


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 29 x 55 x 28 cm (11 7/16 x 21 5/8 x 11 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief