"VERTICAL" Column Fragment at Metropolitan Museum

Granite Column fragment
Egyptian, Dynasty 5, perhaps reign of Unis (ca. 2353-2323 BCE)
Rogers Fund, 1907 (07.229.2)

From info card:
"This column fragment with a palm-leaf capital is said to be from the pyramid temple of King Unis at Saqqara. Its dimensions differ, however, from those of other columns that belong either to his pyramid temple or to the valley temple."

The column now at the Met looks much like this one of Sahure, an earlier king from the Fifth Dynasty,
illustrated in Miroslav Verner's _The Pyramids_.

Detail of 'vertical' figures in background...

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