User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Relief of procession of estates from the tomb of Ankhaf

Start collecting

This fragment in finely-detailed, raised relief depicts three fragmentary hieroglyphs. One is a vertical line, one is a fragment of a forearm, and the third is illegible. This fragment joins with 34.1468b. Overall 34.1468a-f is a group of six fragments of the finest low relief. They all belong...

Show Full Description


From Giza, from the chapel wall over the false door in the tomb of Ankhaf G 7510. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. Accession date June 28, 2005.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu to Khafra, 2551–2494 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 88.5cm (34 13/16in.); Other: 21.9 x 20 x 22 cm (8 5/8 x 7 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief