Relief fragment

Old Kingdom

Findspot: Egypt, Giza


Overall: 16.5 x 22 x 7 cm (6 1/2 x 8 11/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World



This fragment executed in high, raised relief depicts the head of a male figure facing right and looking up. In his left hand he grasps two duck wings. The head of another duck appears to the left, presumably grasped in this right hand. A horizontal border is to the top, setting off the sunken field for the relief. There are very faint traces of red pigment on the figure and “case 53?/ 116” is written in black on the back. There are possible remains (?) of black pigment on the fragment.


From Giza. 1913 : 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