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Relief fragment from queen's pyramid chapel

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This fragment of low relief consists of the portion of the rear steering oar paddle that is above water, it joins the oar in 27.1126.1. 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...

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From Giza, N of G 7131. 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: 3 x 6 cm (1 3/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief