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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): n) twelve fragments, uninscribed. Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_24-11-242n
  • 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: fragment one: 20.8 cm; fragment two: 20.9 cm; fragment three: 9 cm; fragment four: 6.2 cm; fragment five: 9 cm; fragment six: 4.8 cm; fragment seven: 6.3 cm; fragment eight: 5.1 cm; fragment nine: 4.8 cm; fragment ten: 1.9 cm; fragments eleven and twelve joined together: 9.6 cm Width: fragment one: 6.4 cm; fragment two: 6.6 cm; fragment three: 8.8 cm; fragment four: 7 cm; fragment five: 5.2 cm; fragment six: 3.1 cm; fragment seven: 4.0 cm; fragment eight: 3.7 cm; fragment nine: 2.3 cm; fragment ten: 1.8 cm; fragments eleven and twelve joined together: 4.1 cm Thickness: fragment one: 3.6 cm; fragment two: 5.4 cm; fragment three: .8 cm; fragment four: 3.7 cm; fragment five: 1.5 cm; fragment six: .9 cm; fragment seven: .9 cm; fragment eight: .7 cm; fragment nine: .6 cm; fragment ten: .3 cm; fragments eleven and twelve joined together: 1.4 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession numbers: 27.2052.3, 27.2052.4, 27.2052.12, 27.1126.6, 27.1126.12
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
  • Date of Register Entry
    11/07/1924
  • Remarks
    These fragments part of relief from queen's pyramid (subsidiary pyramid) G I-b chapel. Some from 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. Others from 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). Fragments accessioned as: 24-11-242n7 = MFA 27.1126.12, 24-11-242n8 = MFA 27.2052.12, 24-11-242n9 = MFA 27.1126.6, 24-11-242n10 = MFA 27.2052.4, 24-11-242n11 + 24-11-242n12 = MFA 27.2052.3. Four other fragments (n2, n3, n_, n_) MFA owned (unaccessioned).
  • 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, figs. 2, 3.

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