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Fragment of an architrave

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Fragment of a limestone architrave with the begining of two rows of hieroglyphs in sunk relief, containing part of an offering formula. The text reads "A gift which the king give (to) Anubis, who is before the divine booth... A gift which Osiris Lord of Busiris gives, invocation offerings of...

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From Giza G 2004. 1906: 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, Dynasty 5, 2465–2323 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Height x width: 55 x 31 cm (21 5/8 x 12 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief