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Relief Fragment with Hieroglyphs

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Place Found: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 2500-2350 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Late Dynasty V
    PERIOD Old Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 20 3/16 x 21 5/8 x 4 3/4 in. (51.2 x 55 x 12 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.28E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Relief Fragment with Hieroglyphs, ca. 2500-2350 B.C.E. Limestone, 20 3/16 x 21 5/8 x 4 3/4 in. (51.2 x 55 x 12 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.28E. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 37.28E_NegC_glass_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Oblong fragment of limestone with five columns of hieroglyphs in raised relief. The piece is from the tomb of Semenkhuw-ptah called Itwesh at Saqqara (MM D43). A border is preserved at the right of the inscription; neither the top or bottom of any of the columns of text is preserved. Condition: Stone darkened; small chips.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (61%)
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