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Relief fragment from queen's pyramid chapel

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street G 7000, N of G 7131

Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 15.9 cm (3 1/8 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

27.2052.2

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment of slightly raised relief is part of the lower register. On the left is the partial hieroglyph of a reed leaf. In the center is the continuation of the horn of the long horned 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. 1924: 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