Cornice fragment from the tomb of Idu

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C


Findspot: Dendara, Egypt

Dimensions

Length of complete inscription: 323 x 12 cm (127 3/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

98.1038b

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

One of seven fragments of inscribed limestone cornice from the tomb of Idu (I) at Dendera, this block carries part of a biographical text in sunk relief.

Provenance

From Dendara, tomb of Idu (I). 1898: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA at the general meeting of the EEF.
(Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription