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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: 3.8 x 3.4 cm (1 1/2 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.2052.11

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment in low relief depicts a kilt and belt with white 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.
(Accession date: )

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition