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Chapel Wall of Mery-nesut, between 2565 and 2420 BCE

  • Egyptian

Carved limestone

  • Overall (as displayed): 74 × 122 × 11 inches (188 × 309.9 × 27.9 cm) Sight: 12 × 18 × 4 inches (30.5 × 45.7 × 10.2 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, McGregor Fund

71.292.E

On View

  • Egyptian: Preparing for the Afterlife

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Old kingdom
  • Limestone
  • Wall components
  • Hieroglyphics
  • Inscription
  • Relief
  • Carved
  • Rectangular
  • Sunk relief
  • Giza

ca. 1901-1905, excavated by George A. Fischer and the Harvard-Boston expedition from tomb of Mery-nesut (Giza necropolis, Al Haram, Egypt)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, Massachusettes, USA)

1971-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Smith. Egyptian Sculpture and Painting in the Old Kingdom. London, 1946, p. 65. Bulletin of the DIA 51, no. 2 and 3 (1972): pp. 63-80 (ill.).

Egyptian, Chapel Wall of Mery-nesut, between 2565 and 2420 BCE, carved limestone. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, McGregor Fund, 71.292.E.