Inscribed architrave from tomb of Rudj

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 2002 E, roof (reused)

Dimensions

Other: 22 x 29 x 11 cm (8 11/16 x 11 7/16 x 4 5/16 in.) Overall: 24 x 78 x 11 cm (9 7/16 x 30 11/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

36-3-54a

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This is one of two pieces of a sunk relief fragment of an architrave with framed, incised hieroglyphs. Together, they include part of an offering formula to Anubis requesting a good burial and a long life for the royal acquaintance. It reads right to left. It is inscribed with the names of two people. The tomb owner is Rudj … and his wife, Tchenett.

Provenance

From Giza, Pit G 2002E, roof (reused). 1936: 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