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Relief of a standing priest

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Heliopolis

Dimensions

Overall: 73 x 35.5 x 23 cm (28 3/4 x 14 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.887

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment, executed in sunk relief, depicts a standing figure of a priest with a panther-skinned garment. He has a long staff in his left hand and a short sceptre in his right hand. There is no text. There are very small traces of red-brown pigment.

Provenance

From Heliopolis, Egypt, : excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egyptian Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund to MFA, Boston, 1897.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription