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Architrave of Iryenakhet

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Two limestone blocks; one line of inscription runs across top. Below on left, figure of Iry with female; facing him in the following order from left to right are figures of Mehy, Senedjem-ib, Sheshyt (female), Khnum-enti, rest of surface to right covered with inscription.


From Giza, tomb G 2391 / X front. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt

Object Place

Giza, Egypt


Overall: 19.1 x 184.8 x 47 cm, 218.6 kg (7 1/2 x 72 3/4 x 18 1/2 in., 482 lb.) Framed (Aluminum armature with five wall securement tabs): 54 x 184.8 x 20 cm (21 1/4 x 72 3/4 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief