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Fragment of wall relief of Mertiotes

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Fragment of two dressed surfaces. Raised relief with blue pigment on one side, trace of black on one side.

Provenance

From Giza, chapel of Mertiotes, 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.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 8 x 5.2 x 1.8 cm (3 1/8 x 2 1/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.2639

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief