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Inscribed relief fragment

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Once part of an inscribed frieze that decorated a non-royal tomb, this narrow fragment of limestone bears part of an incised offering formula.

Provenance

From Dendara. 1898: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA at the general meeting of the EEF. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 7–11, 2143–1991 B.C.

Findspot

Dendara, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 43 x 16 cm (16 15/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.1048

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief