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Ancient Art

Architrave of Sanwy-wen

2494–2181 B.C.

Limestone

9 × 39 3/4 in. (22.8 × 100.9 cm)
Anonymous gift
1937.188
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Egyptian
Period: 
Dynasties 5–6
Classification: 
Sculpture
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.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.