Relief fragment from chapel of Queen Meresankh
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7410 G 7420
Overall: 61 x 62 x 18.5 cm (24 x 24 7/16 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fragment executed in raised relief depicts a seated female figure in a boat with her left hand in her lap and her right arm across her chest. She wears a sheath dress and a tripartite wig. A small-scale attendant stands behind her. Both are facing left. There is a vertical column of hieroglyphs in front of the seated woman: ‘daughter of his body’. This is from a swamp scene in the chapel of Queen Meresankh.
From Giza; G 7410, G 7420. January, 1925: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition