Relief fragment

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Mastaba G 5110, sand in offering room and in str

Dimensions

Overall: 29 x 32.5 x 10 cm (11 7/16 x 12 13/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

14-12-52.3

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This corner fragment executed in raised relief depicts at the top a pair of feet facing left and another foot behind. There are hieroglyphs below, including a reed leaf. The second register depicts two large-scale hieroglyphs reading ‘iaw’ giving the name of the long-horned cow. Also there is the top of a man’s head facing left.

Provenance

From Giza, mastaba G 5110, from sand in offering room and in street in front of G 5110. 1914: 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