Relief fragment from the architrave of Inti

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 2338 B


Overall: 48 x 40 x 18 cm (18 7/8 x 15 3/4 x 7 1/16 in.)

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Not On View


The Ancient World



This fragment in deep sunk relief has a horizontal band of large scale hieroglyphs across the top of the block. The last two signs on the left are the beginning of the oprd Imahy. There is a layer of plaster (?) in the recesses of the carving. In the lower register there are two standing figures facing right holding long staffs separated by a vertical column of hieroglyphs which reads “the venerated one before Osiris Tchetw.” This block joins with the right end of 35.2033.2.


From Giza. Pit G 2338 b. 1935: 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