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Relief fragment from queen's pyramid chapel

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This fragment of raised relief depicts parts of two seated male rowers. The figure on the left consists of the head, torso, arms, and upper kilt. The figure on the right consists of part of the neck, arm, and upper torso. The left hand holding the upper portion of an oar handle of a third...

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Provenance

From Giza, Street G 7000, N of G 7131. 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: 10.9 x 13.3 x 4.2 cm (4 5/16 x 5 1/4 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.1126.9

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief