Relief of procession of estates from the tomb of Ankhaf

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu to Khafra
2551–2494 B.C.


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 88.5cm (34 13/16in.); Other: 21.9 x 20 x 22 cm (8 5/8 x 7 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.1468f

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment in finely-detailed, raised relief depicts three fragmentary hieroglyphs. One is a vertical line, one is a fragment of a forearm, and the third is illegible. This fragment joins with 34.1468b.
Overall 34.1468a-f is a group of six fragments of the finest low relief. They all belong to a very fragmentary scene of a procession of figures from estates bearing offerings. Below this register is a projecting ledge of stone. On the face of this projection is written a wide horizontal band of hieroglyphs giving the name and titles of Ankhaf. There are traces of color.

Provenance

From Giza, from the chapel wall over the false door in the tomb of Ankhaf G 7510. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. Accession date June 28, 2005.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition