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Offering chapel of Sekhemankhptah

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The walls are carved in raised relief, with much of the paint remaining. Several different types of scenes are represented, including: animals, agriculture, offerings, and boating. There is a false door.


From Saqqara. 1903: purchased by Albert M. Lythgoe in Egypt from the Service des Antiquités, Cairo for the MFA with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1904)

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Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2465–2323 B.C.



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Medium or Technique

Painted limestone


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief