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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 includes two horizontal, partial registers. The bottom section depicts two figures facing left with baskets on their heads braced by their raised, right arms. In between the two figures are hieroglyphs giving the name of Ankh-haf. The upper section...

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Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 7510 Ankhaf. 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: 45 x 33 x 23.1 cm

Accession Number

34.1468d

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief