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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: 7.2 x 5.5 cm (2 13/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.2052.7

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment is in raised relief and is part of a larger scene. It depicts part of the man’s face looking left and his left shoulder. On the right is an uncertain fragmentary image. The body is of reddish brown pigment.

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, debris E of subsidiary pyramid G I-b. 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