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Relief fragment from chapel of Queen Meresankh

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This fragment executed in raised relief depicts a seated female figure in a boat with her left hand in her lap and her right arm across her chest. She wears a sheath dress and a tripartite wig. A small-scale attendant stands behind her. Both are facing left. There is a vertical column of...

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Provenance

From Giza; G 7410, G 7420. January, 1925: 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, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 61 x 62 x 18.5 cm (24 x 24 7/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

33.720a

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief