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Fragment of relief from the tomb of Senenuka

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This is a raised relief fragment with numerous hieroglyphs reading from right to left. The hieroglyphs are finely formed.

Provenance

From Giza, Pit G 2040 X, originally from G 2041, W wall of chapel. 1937: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 19 x 46 x 13 cm (7 1/2 x 18 1/8 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

37-11-20a

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief