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Stele of Nebheq

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Roughly square limestone stele of a woman named Nebheq [Nebuheq/Nb(w)Hq] and child in an offering scene. Apparently unfinished or perhaps very rapidly completed. An offering text appears at the top in two horizontal bands of hieroglyphs, reading: "An offering which the king gives to Anubis...

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From Dendara. 1898: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA at the general meeting of the EEF. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period, Dynast, 2323–2061 B.C.


Dendara, Egypt


Height x width: 42 x 45 cm (16 9/16 x 17 11/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Stele