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Relief fragment from the tomb of Mehu

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This rectangular slab, executed in low, raised relief, contains four vertical columns of hieroglyphs. The text gives titles, including the cartouche of Isesi, with the name of his pyramid, and titles 'overseer of secrets, venerated one before the great god.' Above the four columns, at the top...

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Inscription

Isesi

Provenance

From Giza, G 2423, Tomb of Mehu. 1936: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 5, 2431–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 31 x 45 x 15.5 cm (12 3/16 x 17 11/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

36-10-16

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief