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Fragments of Ankh-haf wall relief

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Three joined fragments of wall relief. Raised relief depicting male head and torso facing left with curly wig, upper chest, and a part of upraised right arm. Extensive red pigment remaining. Much modern white plaster solidifying relief.

Provenance

From Giza, Interior chapel of Ankh-haf, G.7510. [Excav. date] May, 1925.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 18.3 x 21.2 x 5.3 cm (7 3/16 x 8 3/8 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.835

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief