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Relief fragment from tomb

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This fragment of tomb relief is comprised of two pieces joined together. It is executed in fine, raised relief, and depicts the back half of a striding cow, walking left, and followed by a male figure from arm pit down. The right arm rests on the cow's rump, and his left arm is raised behind him...

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Provenance

From Giza, Street G7000. 1912: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: April 28, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 37 x 62.3 x 13.7 cm (14 9/16 x 24 1/2 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.3042

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief