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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
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.