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This fragment in low raised relief depicts a man's right arm holding a staff facing right. The paw of a panther skin he is wearing is visible on his shoulder. There is a vertical column of hieroglyphs in front of him. Above him are the ends of three vertical columns of hieroglyphs. This piece...

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Provenance

From Giza, G 7101 B*. 1925: 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. *Originally attributed to G 7102 (based on notation on block); however, Simpson (GM 2, p. 13) suggests proposed destroyed chapel of Nakhti (brother of Qar, buried in G 7101 B) possibly located W of upper stairs of Qar complex and N of G 7101 B as place of origin (Accession date: June 19, 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: 52 x 63 x 15 cm (20 1/2 x 24 13/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.3041.1

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief