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Fragments of limestone [relief] (Dynasty 4), [from various scenes, some] bearing part of name of Khufu, figures and hieroglyphs all in relief, originally colored (many fragments still bear traces of color): b) five fitting fragments comprising one scene, body and face of man on left red, headdress black, rest now white; and one extra fragment [(joins other five)] showing end of man's right hand holding rope. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: 1:2

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_24-11-242b
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Relief
  • Findspot
    [Street G 7000], debris E of subsidiary pyramid G I-b, [originally from chapel of G I-b]
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Height: five joined pieces: 15.5 cm; extra piece: 6.8 cm Width: five joined pieces: 13.5 cm; extra piece: 8.5 cm Thickness: five joined pieces: 1.35 cm; extra piece: 1 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession numbers: 27.2052.6– 27.2052.11
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
  • Date of Register Entry
    11/07/1924
  • Remarks
    These fitting fragments part of relief from queen's pyramid (subsidiary pyramid) G I-b chapel. MFA 27.2052 (.1–.16): Overall forming parts of three registers of relief; lower register contains man leading long horned cow, upper registers contain standing figures (one identified as woman): .1 = 24-11-286a3, .2 = 24-11-286a4, .3 = 24-11-242n11 + 24-11-242n12, .4 = 24-11-242n10, .5 = 24-11-242i, .6 = 24-11-242b1, .7 = 24-11-242b5, .8 = 24-11-242b4, .9 = 24-11-242b2, .10 = 24-11-242b6, .11 = 24-11-242b3, .12 = 24-11-242n8, .13 = 24-11-286d1 + 24-11-286d2 + 24-11-286d3, .14 = 24-11-286j, .15 = 24-11-286a1, .16 = 24-11-286a2. Fragments accessioned as: 24-11-242b1 = 27.2052.6, 24-11-242b2 = 27.2052.9, 24-11-242b3 = 27.2052.11, 24-11-242b4 = 27.2052.8, 24-11-242b5 = 27.2052.7, 24-11-242b6 = 27.2052.10
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession numbers verified

Tombs and Monuments 3

Unpublished Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A., and William Stevenson Smith. The Tomb of Hetep-Heres the Mother of Cheops: a Study of Egyptian Civilization in the Old Kingdom. A History of the Giza Necropolis 2. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1955, p. 4, fig. 3.

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