Relief fragment from tomb

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2291 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street G 7000

Dimensions

Overall: 37 x 62.3 x 13.7 cm (14 9/16 x 24 1/2 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.3042

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment of tomb relief is comprised of two pieces joined together. It is executed in fine, raised relief, and depicts the back half of a striding cow, walking left, and followed by a male figure from arm pit down. The right arm rests on the cow’s rump, and his left arm is raised behind him and is leading a goat, only the front half of which is included. Below the horizontal ground line are what appears to be fragments of hieroglyphs, including the top of a bird.

Provenance

From Giza, Street G7000. 1912: 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: April 28, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition