Architrave of Sanwy-wen Maker: Unknown

2494–2181 B.C.

Ancient Art

Not on view

Medium

Limestone

Dimensions

9 × 39 3/4 in. (22.8 × 100.9 cm)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Accession Number

1937.188

Culture
Period

Dynasties 5–6

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Andre Bircher, Cairo, 1920. Originally this piece no doubt came from one of the Old Kingdom mastaba fields near Cairo, most likely Giza or Saqqara.
Bibliography
  • Gerry D. Scott, III, Ancient Egyptian Art at Yale, 1st (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 50, no. 23, ill.
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