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Pepi II decree

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Limestone slab, badly weathered and broken in five pieces (a, b, c, d, e) with incised decree of Pepy II.

Provenance

From Giza, MVT (doorway to great court). Brought from Harvard Camp in 1947. Harvard University - Museum of Fine Arts Expedition. March 24, 1910.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Pepi II, 2246–2152 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: a 7.5 x 5.5 x 14.5 cm (2 15/16 x 2 3/16 x 5 11/16 in.) Other: b 39 x 9 x 29.5 cm (15 3/8 x 3 9/16 x 11 5/8 in.) Other: c 38 x 2 x 6.3 cm (14 15/16 x 13/16 x 2 1/2 in.) Other: d 11.5 x 5.8 x 16 cm (4 1/2 x 2 5/16 x 6 5/16 in.) Other: e 12 x 5 x 18.7 cm (4 3/4 x 1 15/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.1654

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele