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Relief from the tomb of Prince Kawab

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This figure's informal pose, balding pate, and small scale relative to the heron perched on top of the caged birds leave little doubt that it is not Kawab, the prince and owner of the tomb from which the relief came. Instead, he must be one of the overseers of Kawab's estate. The birds - pintail...

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Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 7120. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1934: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government. (Accession Date: December 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu, 2551–2528 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 55.2 x 36.8 x 20.9 cm (21 3/4 x 14 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

34.59

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief