Requires Photography

Tomb relief fragment of Akhetmernisut

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2184

Dimensions

Overall: 25.5 x 24 x 48 cm (10 1/16 x 9 7/16 x 18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.1890

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This corner block includes two vertical columns of incised hieroglyphs in sunk relief that are separated by a band, also in sunk relief. The surface with hieroglyphs has a slight batter, indicating that it is part of a doorframe. There are very faint traces of pigment. The hieroglyphs read as part of an offering formula to Anubis.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition