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Tomb relief fragment

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This fragment executed in raised relief depicts two vertical columns of hieroglyphs, including an ankh enclosed in a box in column A, and a coiled cobra on a basket in column B. There are traces of green paint still visible.


From Giza, G 7560. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom,


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 26 x 31 x 5.5 cm (10 1/4 x 12 3/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief