Fragment of wall relief of Ankh-haf

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Other: 26 x 30.4 x 3.6 cm (10 1/4 x 11 15/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

25-1-1390

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment of raised relief contains three columns of hieroglyphs with invocation offering. The hieroglyphs are carefully detailed. There are traces of green pigment and the background color has now faded to tan. From the chapel of Ankh-haf. The limestone is surrounded by modern plaster to hold it together.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, from street G 7500, originally from G 7510, Ankh-haf, chapel. 1925: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition