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Fragment. Painted plaster on limestone block; part of an offering scene. Inscription below black horizontal register line preserves the end of a phrase mentioning from right to left servants of the funerary estate of the tomb owner. Plucked and bound ducks painted yellow with spots, intended as...

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From Giza, debris between G 5230 and 5110. January 1915. 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 4–5, 2575–2323 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Block: 17.5 x 29.5 x 1.3 cm (6 7/8 x 11 5/8 x 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Painted plaster over limestone


The Ancient World