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Fragmentary relief of birds

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The fragment is executed in raised relief. the surviving decoration portrays parts of two birds standing on two incised bands of decoration. Traces of red and brown paint remain. The fragment is chipped on all edges.


By date unknown: collection of George Kenneth; to his niece, Nancy Q. Whalen-Rude; 1994: givento the MFA by Ms. Whalen-Rude. (Accession date: June 22, 1994)

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Gift of Nancy Q. Whalen-Rude

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11, 2140–1991 B.C.


Height x width x depth: 16.7 x 9 x 4.2 cm (6 9/16 x 3 9/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief