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Painting (oil on canvas), study from Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavations at Giza. Old Kingdom tomb wall relief with seated male figure, pyramids in (open air) background, apparently looking west towards Khafre pyramid and Menkaure pyramid.


  • ID
  • Department
    MFA: Giza Collections/Smith
  • Classification
    Reproductions & paintings
  • Findspot
    1928, private collection; 1928, given to MFA.
  • Material
    Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions
    Original, unlabeled dimensions listed as 91.5 cm; 73.2 cm (36 in; 28 13/16 in)
  • Credit Line
    Anonymous gift
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Period
  • Artist
    Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
  • Notes
    One of a series of modern paintings by American artist Joseph Lindon Smith (1863-1950), and others, documenting aspects of the Giza excavations.

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  • Joseph Lindon Smith

    • Type Artist
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1863–1950
    • Remarks Artist /expedition painter and copyist; Daughters Rachael and Frances also painted. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.