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Throne fragment of Khafra

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Surface debris in front of pit G 2370 B and abou


Other: 12 x 8 x 2.5 cm (4 3/4 x 3 1/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Limestone or alabaster (?) check

Not On View


The Ancient World



A small fragment with hieroglyphs executed in sunk relief above an incised register line. The details are very fine. Traces of green and reddish brown pigments are visible. On the lower left front of the fragment is the corner of a rectangular depression.


From Giza, surface debris in front of pit G 2370 B and about G 2382 A, and in G 2382 A. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition