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Ceiling fragment from tomb of Djehutyhotep II

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Painted ceiling fragment depicting yellow quatrefoils against a blue background.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 2 (Djehutyhetep II). 1915: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1947: brought from Harvard Camp. (Accession Date: January 1, 1915)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reigns of Sesostris, 1844–1818 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 24 x 24 x 12 cm (9 7/16 x 9 7/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

47.1660

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Wall painting