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Relief of procession of estates from the tomb of Ankhaf

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This fragment of finely-detailed, raised relief depicts the torso and head of a male figure facing left with a basket on his head braced by his raised, right arm. To the right and left of the torso of the figure are partial hieroglyphs. Above the figure is a partial register containing a foot of...

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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.);40 x 59.5 x 26 cm

Accession Number

34.1468c

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief