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Sarcophagus of Meresankh II

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Red granite. Coffin and lid of Meresankh II. Inscribed on all four sides.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 7410-7420: G 7410 B. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1927: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: July 7, 1927)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2625–2500 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 93.2 x 85.5 x 225 cm (36 11/16 x 33 11/16 x 88 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.441a-b

Medium or Technique

Granite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi