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Fragment of relief of Mertiotes

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Large limestone fragment with one dressed surface from the chapel of Mertiotes. Raised relief: back of large foot and leg and hoof of calf or ox. Orange pigment.


From Giza, found in street G 7600, E of 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: 13.4 x 12.2 x 3.2 cm (5 1/4 x 4 13/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief