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Fragment of relief of Mertiotes

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Large limestone fragment of a block with one dressed surface from the chapel of Mertiotes. Raised relief showing part of cartouche ( ...h...fw) of Khufu and head and shoulders of offering bearer carrying basket of bread loaves. No pigment.


From Giza, found in street G 7600, E of mastaba G 7650 (originally from G 7650 a). 1929: 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 4, 2575–2465 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Other: 17 x 26 x 10.5 cm (6 11/16 x 10 1/4 x 4 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief