Fragment of relief of Mertiotes

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, found in street G 7600, E of G 7650

Dimensions

Other: 13.4 x 12.2 x 3.2 cm (5 1/4 x 4 13/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.2625

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Large limestone fragment with one dressed surface from the chapel of Mertiotes. Raised relief: back of large foot and leg and hoof of calf or ox. Orange pigment.

Provenance

From Giza, found in street G 7600, E of G 7650 (originally from G 7650 a). 1929: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition