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Relief Fragment

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Place Found: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 2500-2350 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late V Dynasty
    PERIOD Old Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 16 5/16 x 29 5/8 x 3 15/16 in. (41.4 x 75.2 x 10 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.26E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Relief Fragment, ca. 2500-2350 B.C.E. Limestone, 16 5/16 x 29 5/8 x 3 15/16 in. (41.4 x 75.2 x 10 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.26E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.26E_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.26E_NegA_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Oblong fragment of limestone bearing on two sides, in detailed raised relief, the lower parts of columns of hieroglyphs. The piece is part of a corner from the tomb of Semenkhuw-ptah called Itwesh at Saqqara (MM D 43). Borders are preserved on the bottom and two sides of the larger surface, and on the bottom and right side of the smaller surface. Condition: Small chips. See also 37.25E, 37.27E, and 37.28E
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