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Tomb relief fragment of Akhetmernisut

This corner block includes two vertical columns of incised hieroglyphs in sunk relief that are separated by a band, also in sunk relief. The surface with hieroglyphs has a slight batter, indicating that it is part of a doorframe. There are very faint traces of pigment. The hieroglyphs read as...

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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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom,


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 25.5 x 24 x 48 cm (10 1/16 x 9 7/16 x 18 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief