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Relief fragment from queen's pyramid chapel

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2625–2500 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street G 7000, N of G 7131


Overall: 6.9 x 33 cm (2 11/16 x 13 in.)

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The Ancient World



This is a fragment of slightly raised relief. At the left of the top register are two feet standing together facing right. Depicted in the center are two ankles and feet set apart in a walking position facing right. There is a band separating the lower and upper registers. On the lower left are parts of the hieroglyph for the word “cattle” Iwa. To the right is the tip of a horn of a cow. The horn is painted yellow.

Overall 27.2052 is a scene of a man facing right leading a long horned cow. There are large scale hieroglyphs above the man giving the name ‘Iwa’ cattle. There is a register line above the cow with feet of a woman and a man facing right.


From Giza, Street G 7000, N of G 7131. 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.
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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition