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Tomb relief fragment of Akhetmernisut

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2184

Dimensions

Overall: 51 x 43.5 x 19.5 cm (20 1/16 x 17 1/8 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1799

Medium or Technique

Limestone, pigment

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This painted block has two complete and two incomplete horizontal registers that are separated by double horizontal lines. Moving from top to bottom, the top register includes unidentifable decoration; the second register depicts a crocodile; the third register depicts a horned cow and traces of hieroglyphs above the animal which are the word for cow; and the bottom register depicts a figure leaning forward. There are traces of reddish-brown pigment.

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