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Fragment of a sarcophagus

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Shepseskaf (?)
2472–2467 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, tomb G 7310 B

Dimensions

Overall: 91 x 120 x 106 cm (35 13/16 x 47 1/4 x 41 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1988.7.2

Medium or Technique

Granite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Red granite sarcophagus, possibly of wife of Bauefre according to the Object Register; uninscribed; broken in two, lid fragmented.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 7310 B. 1924: 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. (Division List No. 28), shipped August 1930.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition