Artist Egyptian
Title
  • Chapel Wall of Mery-nesut
Date between 2565 and 2420 BCE
Medium Carved Limestone
Dimensions Overall (as displayed): 74 × 122 × 11 inches (188 × 309.9 × 27.9 cm)
Sight: 56 × 14 × 6 inches (142.2 × 35.6 × 15.2 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, McGregor Fund
Accession Number 71.292.L
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. 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.).