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Squeeze: relief from the tomb of Ptahhotep at Saqqara

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt

Accession Number

78.135

Medium or Technique

Paper

Not On View

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The Ancient World

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Reproductions

From the false door of Ptahhotep: the deceased stands at left, facing right, while carrying a staff and handkerchief. Before Ptahhotep are three registers of hieroglyphic text.

Provenance

From Egypt, Saqqara, Tomb of Ptahhotep. By 1878: James Davis Collection; 1878: Given by James Davis to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of James Davis