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Relief fragment

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Raised relief fragment inscribed on two sides. Side a) is divided into three columns depicting large scale hieroglyphs. Side b) is divided into four columns. Both sides read right to left.

Provenance

From Giza, debris from boat pit S of subsidiary pyramid G1-b. 1924 :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: 15 x 49 x 40 cm (5 7/8 x 19 5/16 x 15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24-11-693

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief