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Relief fragment from tomb

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This fragment in low raised relief depicts the head and upper torso of a male figure facing right, he wears a long wig that reaches his shoulders, a short beard, a large broad collar, and a panther skin. There are no incised details on the wig or collar. This piece joins Eg.Inv.12051.

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: 45.7 x 62 x 6 cm (18 x 24 7/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.3041.2

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief