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Tomb relief fragment

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Vertical hieroglyphs on left, including tail of quail chick and viper (from name of Khufu). At right, a foot and lower leg.

Provenance

From Giza, street G 7000, debris east of Pyr. Ib. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

24.2456

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief