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Relief fragment from queen's pyramid chapel

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This fragment of raised relief consists of part of the hull of a papyrus skif crossed by two parallel incised lines that form part of an oar handle. There are traces of yellow paint on the hull and red paint on the oar handle. Overall this scene depicts a boat manned by several fragmentary...

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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


Length: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief