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Relief fragment from queen's pyramid chapel

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2625–2500 B.C.


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 6.9 x 33 cm (2 11/16 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

27.2052.1

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This is a fragment of slightly raised relief. At the left of the top register are two feet standing together facing right. Depicted in the center are two ankles and feet set apart in a walking position facing right. There is a band separating the lower and upper registers. On the lower left are parts of the hieroglyph for the word “cattle” Iwa. To the right is the tip of a horn of a cow. The horn is painted yellow.

Overall 27.2052 is a scene of a man facing right leading a long horned cow. There are large scale hieroglyphs above the man giving the name ‘Iwa’ cattle. There is a register line above the cow with feet of a woman and a man facing right.

Provenance

From Giza, Street G 7000, N of G 7131. 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