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Relief fragment from queen's pyramid chapel

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This fragment of low raised relief depicts the lower torso and seat of a seated male rower, as well as portions of the right arm and oar handle. There are traces of red paint on the body and traces of black paint below the seat. Overall this scene depicts a boat manned by several fragmentary...

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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.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 2.6 x 8.4 cm (1 x 3 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief