Fragment of an architrave

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 55 x 31 cm (21 5/8 x 12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.1893

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

Fragment of a limestone architrave with the begining of two rows of hieroglyphs in sunk relief, containing part of an offering formula. The text reads “A gift which the king give (to) Anubis, who is before the divine booth… A gift which Osiris Lord of Busiris gives, invocation offerings of bread and beer …

Provenance

From Giza G 2004. 1906: 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