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Cornice fragment from the tomb of Idu

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One of seven fragments of inscribed limestone cornice from the tomb of Idu (I) at Dendera, this block carries part of a biographical text in sunk relief.


From Dendara, tomb of Idu (I). 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)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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


Dendara, Egypt


Length of complete inscription: 323 x 12 cm (127 3/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief