Pepi II decree

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Pepi II
2246–2152 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, MVT (doorway to great court)

Dimensions

Overall: a 7.5 x 5.5 x 14.5 cm (2 15/16 x 2 3/16 x 5 11/16 in.) Other: b 39 x 9 x 29.5 cm (15 3/8 x 3 9/16 x 11 5/8 in.) Other: c 38 x 2 x 6.3 cm (14 15/16 x 13/16 x 2 1/2 in.) Other: d 11.5 x 5.8 x 16 cm (4 1/2 x 2 5/16 x 6 5/16 in.) Other: e 12 x 5 x 18.7 cm (4 3/4 x 1 15/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.1654

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

Limestone slab, badly weathered and broken in five pieces (a, b, c, d, e) with incised decree of Pepy II.

Provenance

From Giza, MVT (doorway to great court). Brought from Harvard Camp in 1947. Harvard University - Museum of Fine Arts Expedition. March 24, 1910.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition