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Stele fragment

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, mastaba G 2300 (=G 5190) above pit x-y east

Dimensions

Overall: 48 x 28 x 12 cm (18 7/8 x 11 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.4343a

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

This fragment in sunk relief depicts 2 female figures under a single line of roughly incised heiroglyphs with “The venerated one …th.” It is the top half of two fitting stela fragments.

Provenance

From Giza, mastaba G2300 (=G5190) above pit x-y east. Dec.4, 1913: 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