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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): d) one fragment showing lower part of bodies of two men in boat, legs red, side of boat bears traces of bright green paint. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: 1:2


  • ID
  • 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
  • Dimensions
    Height: 15.5 cm Width: 6.5 cm Thickness: 6.3 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 27.1126.2
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Remarks
    This fragment part of relief from queen's pyramid (subsidiary pyramid) G I-b chapel. MFA 27.1126 (.1–.12): Overall depicts boat manned by several rowers, two men standing at stern operating steering oars, and one man standing at prow directing rowers; composed of: .1 = 24-11-242c, .2 = 24-11-242d, .3 = 24-11-242g, .4 = 24-11-242h, .5 = 24-11-242l, .6 = 24-11-242n9, .7 = 24-11-349, .8 = 24-11-286f, .9 = 24-11-286g, .10 = 24-11-286i, .11 = 24-11-286l, .12 = 24-11-242n7. Possibly related fragments 24-12-14 = MFA 24.2686 and 24-11-889 = MFA 24.2658 (or these fragments may be from similar relief scene from Khufu pyramid temple).
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number 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Unpublished Documents 2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. 2.

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