Relief fragment from queen's pyramid chapel

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 x 4 x 1.1 cm (1 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1126.7

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment in raised relief depicts the head of a male figure and part of the middle section of the arm of a second figure. There are traces of black paint on the hair and red paint on the face and arm.
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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition