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Wall fragment from a tomb
2494 BCE-2181 BCE

Medium
limestone
Measurements
31.2 × 36.7 × 4.3 cm
Place/s of Execution
Egypt
Accession Number
D235-1982
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1939
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
A rectangular slab, possibly from a wall, which has been smoothed at the back to a convex surface with scaring marks along the edges. The slab preserves parts of three vertical lines of text, flanked by parts of other panels. The right hand panel has a series of inscribed rectangles one on top of the other, separated by a gap from a series of four more rectangles, each of these inscribed with a diagonal cross. The inscription is in raised relief and seems to have been part of the standard offering formula.