Tomb relief fragment

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 2197 U, chamber

Dimensions

Overall: 16 x 22.5 x 5.7 cm (6 5/16 x 8 7/8 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

35-10-24

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment has incised hieroglyphs ‘d’ and ‘dj’ and part of a third hieroglyph. There is part of a male shoulder and upper arm on the left. A catlike head, maybe a hyena, is in the lower center. There are traces of red paint on the lower right.

Provenance

From Giza, Pit G 2197 U, chamber. 1935: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
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Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition