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Tomb relief fragment of Akhetmernisut

This is an inside corner fragment of a block with fragments of incised hieroglyphs in sunk relief. There is an incised vorder on one side of the hieroglyphs. There are traces of thick paint or plaster that is pinkish in color. The number 56 has been written on the fragment in blue.


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: 17.5 x 15.5 x 16.5 cm (6 7/8 x 6 1/8 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief