Fragments 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: 8.2 x 10 x 2.4 cm (3 1/4 x 3 15/16 x 15/16 in.) Other: 6.8 x 6.4 x 2.4 cm (2 11/16 x 2 1/2 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.2621a-b

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Two limestone fragments from the chapel of Mertiotes. Each fragment has two dressed surfaces. Band and sun boat in raised relief. Sun bank with sun disc. Canal sign above. Traces of 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