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Fragment of limestone relief (finely-detailed raised relief), including two horizontal partial registers; bottom register depicts upper portions of two figures (facing left) with baskets on their heads braced by their raised right arms, with hieroglyphs between figures; upper register depicts lower legs and feet of figure (facing left), and city sign in space in front; joins MFA 34.1468e.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_34.1468d
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Relief
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 7510, chapel
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Height: 88.5 cm (34 13/16 in.) Other: 45 x 33 x 23.1 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu - reign of Khafre
  • Date of Register Entry
    about 2551–2494 B.C.
  • Owner
    Ankh-haf (G 7510)
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. 1925: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
  • Remarks
    MFA 34.1468 (overall): group of six fragments of fine low relief, belonging to very fragmentary scene of procession of personified estates above projecting ledge of stone, on face of which is wide horizontal band of hieroglyphs giving name and titles of Ankh-haf. 25-5-53 (= MFA 34.1468a) + 25-5-54 (= MFA 34.1468b) + 25-5-55 (= MFA 34.1468c) + three unregistered fragments (= MFA 34.1468d + MFA 34.1468e + MFA 34.1468f).

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7510

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Full Bibliography

  • Flentye, Laurel. "The Mastabas of Ankh-haf (G 7510) and Akhethetep and Meretites (G 7650) in the Eastern Cemetery at Giza: A Reassessment." In Zahi Hawass and Janet Richards, eds. The Archaeology and Art of Ancient Egypt. Essays in Honor of David B. O'Connor, Vol. I. Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte, Cahier no. 36. Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities, 2007, pp. 299, 300, 304, note 5.

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