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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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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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt


Legacy dimension: .745 W. x .79 height

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The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief