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Throne fragment, two finished edges. Hieroglyphs for "Djet", forever incised with traces of blue fill. Lower right corner bordered by black painted lines forming right angle and wide incised line on the right.


From Giza. Mastaba G 5110. 1914: 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 Khafra, 2520–2494 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Other: 16.4 x 12.2 x 3.8 cm (6 7/16 x 4 13/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World