Relief fragment from queen's pyramid chapel
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Giza, Egypt
Overall: 3.5 x 4 x 1.1 cm (1 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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