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Relief fragment from queen's pyramid chapel

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This fragment of raised relief depicts the lower portion and partial hand of the horizontally outstretched arm of a male figure. There are traces of red paint on the arm. Overall this scene depicts a boat manned by several fragmentary rowers. Ther are also two standing men at the stern...

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From Giza, Street G 7000, debris E of subsidiary pyramid G I-b. November, 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1927: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2625–2500 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 5.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm (2 3/16 x 1 3/4 x 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief