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Relief fragment from queen's pyramid chapel

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This fragment in raised relief depicts the head of a male figure and part of the middle section of the arm of a second figure. There are traces of black paint on the hair and red paint on the face and arm. Overall this scene depicts a boat manned by several fragmentary rowers. Ther are also two...

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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: 3.5 x 4 x 1.1 cm (1 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1126.7

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief