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This fragment executed in high raised relief depicts on the left an arm, staff, and upper torso of a male figure. In the center there is a full upper male torso with arms and open right hand, holding an animal. The left hand is grasping the feet of the animal.


From Giza, near G 2461.1912: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date:April 28 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 18 x 32.5 x 11.5 cm (7 1/16 x 12 13/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief