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Relief fragment from queen's pyramid chapel

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This fragment of low raised relief consists of the partial head of a male rower. There are traces of red, yellow, and black pigment. Overall this scene depicts a boat manned by several fragmentary rowers. There are also two standing men at the stern operating steering oars and one man standing...

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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: 4.3 x 5.3 x 1.4 cm (1 11/16 x 2 1/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1126.11

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief