Relief of Duaenre

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2458 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 5110

Dimensions

Overall: 33.7 x 85 x 24 cm (13 1/4 x 33 7/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.1465

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment in very fine, raised relief depicts a portrait of Duaenre, son of Chephren and Meresankh III, facing right. Fragments of hieroglyphs are visible on the right of the figure. Only a portion of the figure is represented on this fragment, including the head with finely-detailed wig, neck with articulated broad collar, shoulders and a portion of the scepter.

Provenance

From Giza, G 5110. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1926: Accessioned by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition