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Relief fragment from chapel of Queen Meresankh

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This fragment executed in raised relief depicts a portion of a lotus blossom and fragment of a wing. This is from swamp scene in chapel of Queen Meresankh.

Provenance

From Giza; G 7410. 1925: 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 4, 2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 15.3 x 10.5 x 3.5 cm (6 x 4 1/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

33.720b

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief