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Architectural fragment: cornice

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Limestone architectural fragment (cornice) with inscribed hieroglyphic text. See also stele and lintel: 98.1031 and 98.1032.


From Dendara, tomb of Beba. 1898: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA at the general meeting of the EEF. (Accession date: November 1, 1898)

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 B.C.


Dendara, Egypt

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The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief