Painted plaster fragment
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3
Findspot: Egypt, Meidum, Mastaba of Lady Atet
Overall: 20.5 x 11 x 3.8 cm (8 1/16 x 4 5/16 x 1 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Plaster and mud brick
Not On View
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.
From Egypt, Meydum, Tomb of Lady Atet. Excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt. Gift to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Gift of British School of Archaeology in Egypt