Relief fragment from the architrave of Inti

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382


Overall: 48 x 54 x 24 cm (18 7/8 x 21 1/4 x 9 7/16 in.)

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The Ancient World



This fragment in deep sunk relief has a horizontal band of large scale hieroglyphs across the top of the block. This translates as “The venerated one before the great god, Inti …”. There is a layer of plaster(?) in the recesses of the carving. In the register below on the left there is a standing couple, the woman holds the man with her left arm on his shoulder and her right arm on his right arm. Before them is a vertical column with hieroglyphs contianing the name Tchetw. On the right of the column with hieroglyphs is the head and part of a torso of a male facing right that joins block 35.2033.1.


From Giza, Pit G2338b. 1912: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.
(Accession date: April 28, 2005)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition