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Relief of a boy leading a calf (or gazelle) from tomb of Nekhebu

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This fragment of low raised relief depicts portions of two registers. The top register shows a man standing in front of a calf (or gazelle?). The man has a short beard and wears a trapazoidal kilt. His left arm is crossed on his chest and his right arm rests on the forehead of the calf. In front...

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Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2382 [(originally thought to be a tomb, but now known to be a jumbled deposit of limestone blocks from other nearby tombs)], court. 1912-13: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .745 W. x .79 height

Accession Number

13.4340.1

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief