Maker Egyptian
Title
  • Chapel Wall of Mery-nesut
  • Block, top proper right of A
Date between 2565 and 2420 BCE
Medium Carved Limestone
Dimensions Overall (as displayed): 74 × 122 × 11 inches (188 × 309.9 × 27.9 cm)
Sight: 7 × 17 × 6 inches (17.8 × 43.2 × 15.2 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, McGregor Fund
Accession Number 71.292.B
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
On View Egyptian: Preparing for the Afterlife, Level 1 (see map)
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, William Stevenson. 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.).