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This fragment executed in high, raised relief depicts the head of a male figure facing right and looking up. In his left hand he grasps two duck wings. The head of another duck appears to the left, presumably grasped in this right hand. A horizontal border is to the top, setting off the sunken...

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Provenance

From Giza. 1913 : 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: 16.5 x 22 x 7 cm (6 1/2 x 8 11/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5858

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief