Fragment of wall relief of Mertiotes

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, chapel of Mertiotes, G 7650 a

Dimensions

Other: 3.2 x 6.6 x 1.2 cm (1 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

37.2640

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Limestone fragment from the chapel of Mertiotes; edge of the wall. Fragment with two dressed surfaces. Incised relief on one side, blue pigment on both sides.

Provenance

From Giza, chapel of Mertiotes, 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