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This fragment executed in sunk relief depicts a column of hieroglyphs containing nine full signs including an eye, mouth, bread, sedge plant, and water. There are two partial hieroglyphs. The hieroglyphs are bordered by two vertical incised bands.


From Giza, G7652A room 1. 1929: 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. (Accession date: )

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom,


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 46 x 23.4 x 12.5 cm (18 1/8 x 9 3/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief