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Relief fragment from the architrave of Inti

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This fragment in deep sunk relief has a horizontal band of large scale hieroglyphs across the top of the block. This translates as "The venerated one before the great god, Inti ...". There is a layer of plaster(?) in the recesses of the carving. In the register below on the left there is a...

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Provenance

From Giza, Pit G2338b. 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, 2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 48 x 54 x 24 cm (18 7/8 x 21 1/4 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

35.2033.2

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief