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Obelisk of Ihy

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This is a small limestone obelisk with sunk hieroglyphic insciptions along one face: Hry Xbt, nswt, Imy-r, wpt Htp and name IHy.

Provenance

From Giza, G 5221, offering room debris. Nov. 1914: 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 6, 2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 64 x 20 x 15 cm (25 3/16 x 7 7/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.958

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements