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Tomb relief fragment of Akhetmernisut

Old Kingdom

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2184


Overall: 48.4 x 17.5 x 63 cm (19 1/16 x 6 7/8 x 24 13/16 in.)

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Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World



This corner block includes a vertical column of incised hieroglyphs on one surface that is separated from a portion of a second, vertical column by an incised band. The hieroglyphs are executed in sunk relief, giving the name and title of the owner, Akhmeretnesut.

The surface with the inscriptions has a slight batter indiating that the block is part of a doorframe. The incised hieroglyphs at the bottom of the block are part of a horizontal band across the bottom of the doorframe that list the owner’s name. There are traces of plaster with red and blue pigment.


From Giza, G 2184. 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