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Relief from a scene of Mehu fishing

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Mehu faces left, head and torso preserved from waist up, holding a spear. He wears a long wig, short beard, and shenu-collar. Well-preserved paint. Overall this scene is composed of 10 fragments which form a fragmentary scene of Mehu standing facing right with right arm upraised holding a...

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Provenance

From Giza, tomb of Mehu G 2423, corridor chapel; re-used as roofing of pit X in chapel floor. 1937: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1939: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. Reused in building the intrusive chambers of G 2423X and G.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 5, 2431–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 38 x 25 x 8.5 cm, 21.32 kg (14 15/16 x 9 13/16 x 3 3/8 in., 47 lb.)

Accession Number

39.833.1

Medium or Technique

Painted limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief