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Relief of procession of estates from the tomb of Ankhaf

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This fragment in finely-detailed, raised relief is separated into two sections (see general scene overview). The lower section depicts a horizontal band of hieroglyphs giving the titles of Ankh-haf. The upper section depicts portions of the feet and legs of three figures facing left. On the...

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Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 7510 Ankhaf, interior chapel. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–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, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu to Khafra, 2551–2494 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 88.5 cm (34 13/16 in.);Other: 47 x 56.5 x 22.1 cm

Accession Number

34.1468b

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief