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Relief fragment from queen's pyramid chapel

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2625–2500 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street G 7000, debris E of sub pyr G I-b


Overall: 4.2 x 2.3 cm (1 5/8 x 7/8 in.)

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The Ancient World



This fragment in low relief shows a diagonal line showing the edge of a kilt in white pigment. It joins 27.2052.6 and 27.2052.11
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.


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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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition