Fragment of Relief

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7631 room, debris

Dimensions

Overall: 46.6 x 72.6 x 17 cm (18 3/8 x 28 9/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.3040

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment of finely detailed low raised relief consists of seven vertical columns of hieroglyphs. On the left side is a vertical band. At the bottom of the fragment is a man’s head, looking to the right. There are traces of red pigment. This is a corner fragment and there is also decoration on the left side.

Provenance

From Giza G 7639, room, debris. 1925: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition