Relief fragment

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Debris of mastaba G 2044 E of shaft A

Dimensions

Overall: 29.5 x 37.5 x 13.3 cm (11 5/8 x 14 3/4 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

36-2-20

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This incised relief fragment depicts an offering scene (?) and horizontal rows of inscription. It is very badly eroded. Also depicted is a couple, one on each side of the offering table. Across top of the offering formula is “for good burial.”

Provenance

From Giza, debris of mastaba G2044 E of shaft A . 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