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Relief of a female offering bearer

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Deriving from a tomb scene in which the tomb owner receives offerings for the afterlife, this fragment potrays a female offering bearer. It is executed in the very low raised relief typical of the fourthdynasty. Only the woman's head, shoulder, and a portion of an arm remain. She carries a...

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Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 7510. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafra, 2575–2550 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 12.7 x 17.2 cm (5 x 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

30.837

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief