Relief of a woman

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Avenue G 4, debris S pyramid G I-C

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 20 x 12.5 x 2.8 cm (7 7/8 x 4 15/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.796

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Limestone. Relief of female figure including head, torso, arms, waist, abdomen, hips. Missing body from hips down. Figure of a woman from head to below hips. Traces of yellow paint on face, throat, breast, arm, hand, and traces of green (blue?) on bodice and necklace.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Avenue G 4, debris S of subsidiary pyramid G I-c (originally from mastaba G 7050, Nefretkau). 1926: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition