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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

This fragment in slightly raised relief depicts a procession of offering bearers carrying bunches of flowers, with baskets over their arms. All four figures are facing left. The first figure carries an object on his shoulders and has a basket over his right arm. The second figure from the...

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Provenance

From Giza. Found on shelves marked "G2381/G 2382 Nekhebu." From tomb of Nekhebu G 2382 [(originally thought to be a tomb, but now known to be a jumbled deposit of limestone blocks from other nearby tombs)], court, originally from G 2381. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: )

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 39.5 x 106 x 21.4 cm (15 9/16 x 41 3/4 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.6009

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief