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Relief of a woman

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Limestone. Relief of female figure including head, torso, arms, waist, abdomen, hips. Missing body from hips down. Figure of a woman from head to below hips. Traces of yellow paint on face, throat, breast, arm, hand, and traces of green (blue?) on bodice and necklace.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Avenue G 4, debris S of subsidiary pyramid G I-c (originally from mastaba G 7050, Nefretkau). 1926: Excavated by the Harvard University–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

Height x width x depth: 20 x 12.5 x 2.8 cm (7 7/8 x 4 15/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.796

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief