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Tomb relief fragment

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This exquisitely-detailed relief fragment depicts a large figure with staff on the left, in high raised relief, and a small figure with staff on the right, in sunken relief. There are traces of red pigment.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7500, Street E of 7520, W of 7650, radim in street. 1928: 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,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 31.5 x 29 x 16.5 cm (12 3/8 x 11 7/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

28-4-196

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief