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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

This rectangular slab has only indistinguishable traces of red pigment which may possibly indicate legs and possible traces of black pigment. The surface is pitted and abraded. It may be part of the painted blocks 13.4339.

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: 36 x 64 x 17.5 cm (14 3/16 x 25 3/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.6019

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief