Relief fragment from queen's pyramid chapel
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Giza, Egypt
Length: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fragment of raised relief consists of part of the hull of a papyrus skif crossed by two parallel incised lines that form part of an oar handle. There are traces of yellow paint on the hull and red paint on the oar handle.
Overall this scene depicts a boat manned by several fragmentary rowers. Ther are also two standing men at the stern operating steering oars and one man standing on the prow directing the rowers.
From Giza, Street G 7000, debris E of subsidiary pyramid G I-b. November, 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1927: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition