Relief fragment

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Overall: 35 x 16 x 29 cm (13 3/4 x 6 5/16 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-1-557

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment executed in sunk relief depicts two very large (over 4 inches) partial hieroglyphs of a ‘neb’ and a ‘djew’ or mountain determinative with traces of red paint. There is a double band of horizontal incised lines.

Provenance

From Giza. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
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Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition