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Painted plaster fragment

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3
2649–2575 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Meidum, Mastaba of Lady Atet

Dimensions

Overall: 20.5 x 11 x 3.8 cm (8 1/16 x 4 5/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

91.287

Medium or Technique

Plaster and mud brick

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Painted plaster on thick gray brown mud brick base. Parts of two large scale hieroglyphs. One possibly a canal or ‘mr’ sign (painted green with black border lines) and ‘r’ (yellow ochre with red border lines) on gray mud brick. The thin gypsum plaster layer is flaking off the mud base. There is much chaff present in the mud brick.

Provenance

From Egypt, Meydum, Tomb of Lady Atet. Excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt. Gift to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Credit Line

Gift of British School of Archaeology in Egypt