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: 17.8 x 10.2 x 8.2 cm (7 x 4 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.2626

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Large limestone fragment of a block with three dressed surfaces from the chapel of Mertiotes. Raised relief: male running figure facing left and hieroglyph M33+tethering rope. No 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