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Relief of kneeling woman

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This fragment in raised relief depicts the thigh, left elbow and upside down foot of a female figure seated on her heel facing left. In the register below are two partial hieroglyphs a reed leaf and another partial vertical sign.


From Giza, G 7560a.1929: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom,


Giza, Egypt


Other: 22.8 x 13.8 x 7.5 cm (9 x 5 7/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief