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Relief from the tomb of Nekhebu; wine pressing scene

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This fragment in very low raised relief depicts a decoration of vines leaning to the right on the right section of the block. The decoration is framed by two incised lines forming a right angle in the upper left section of the block. It joins with 13.4347.3. 13.4347 is a scene of the vineyards,...

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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. (Accession date: April 28, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Teti, 2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 84.5 cm (33 1/4 in.) Other: 37 x 20 x 22.6 cm (14 9/16 x 7 7/8 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4347.1

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief