Tomb relief fragment of Akhetmernisut
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2184
Overall: 48.4 x 17.5 x 63 cm (19 1/16 x 6 7/8 x 24 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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This corner block includes a vertical column of incised hieroglyphs on one surface that is separated from a portion of a second, vertical column by an incised band. The hieroglyphs are executed in sunk relief, giving the name and title of the owner, Akhmeretnesut.
The surface with the inscriptions has a slight batter indiating that the block is part of a doorframe. The incised hieroglyphs at the bottom of the block are part of a horizontal band across the bottom of the doorframe that list the owner’s name. There are traces of plaster with red and blue pigment.
From Giza, G 2184. 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition