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Fragment of wall relief of Mertiotes

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Limestone fragment from the chapel of Mertiotes; edge of the wall. Fragment with two dressed surfaces. Incised relief on one side, blue pigment on both sides.

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: 3.2 x 6.6 x 1.2 cm (1 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

37.2640

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief