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Doorjamb from the tomb of Mehu

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Once part of a doorway in the tomb chapel of Mehu, this jamb is composed of three fragments. It shows the tomb owner standing with his wife and facing left. A portion of an inscription listing the couple's titles remains.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2423 (tomb of Mehu), chapel. 1937: 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: January 1, 1937)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 5, 2431–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 166.4 x 58 x 22.2 cm, 533 kg (65 1/2 x 22 13/16 x 8 3/4 in., 1175 lb.) Framed (3"x2" Steel tubular frame-bottom rest plate/ sec. angles): 185.3 x 59.7 x 29.2 cm (72 15/16 x 23 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

37.2738

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief