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Lid of the sarcophagus of General Kheperra

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Although best known for its Old Kingdom monuments, the site of Giza experienced a revival during Dynasty 26. The small temple dedicated to Isis, "Lady of the Pyramids," that had grown up in one of the queens' pyramid chapels in the cemetery east of the Great Pyramid, was expanded; the pyramid of...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Giza: G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) Room X. November, 1929: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1930: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis, 570–526 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 76 x 108 x 226cm (29 15/16 x 42 1/2 x 89in.) Framed (Vertical square steel tubes(H-shaped-3-horiz-connecters/bot plat): 208.3 x 90.2 x 7.6 cm (82 x 35 1/2 x 3 in.) Framed (Vertical steel tube welded to bottom steel plate anchor to floor): 0.6 x 61 x 48.3 cm (1/4 x 24 x 19 in.)

Accession Number

30.834b

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi