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Relief fragment from queen's pyramid chapel

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This fragment of raised relief depicts two parallel bands, one with traces of black paint and one with tracks of red paint. Overall this scene depicts a boat manned by several fragmentary rowers. Ther are also two standing men at the stern operating steering oars and one man standing on the prow...

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Provenance

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.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 1.9 x 4.4 x 0.6 cm (3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

27.1126.6

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief