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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 two fragments, which show the tomb owner standing with his wife and facing right.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2423. 1937: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt, 1937. (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: 162.6 x 57 x 22.3 cm, 455.9 kg (64 x 22 7/16 x 8 3/4 in., 1005 lb.) Framed (3"x2" Steel tube frame with bottom resting plate /angles): 162.6 x 59.7 x 29.2 cm (64 x 23 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

37.2739

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief