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Fragment of relief with head of Ptah-khu

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Vertical rectangular block in sunk relief with head of Ptah-khu and inscription giving his titles and name. The surface is discolored with dust and dirt.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2336, just in back of east face. 1912: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 58 x 30 x 17 cm (22 13/16 x 11 13/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4344

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief