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False door tablet of Nebuka

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This slab stele of Nebuka in fine sunk relief, depicts a female figure facing right seated before an offering table with loaves. Her name Nebuka and titles are inscribed in three lines of text above her.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 7142a. 1926: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1927: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 48 x 34.5 x 16 cm (18 7/8 x 13 9/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1131

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, False doors