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Cairo Biographical Inscription of Nekhebu

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Top fragment of the Cairo Biographical Inscription of Nekhebu in sunk relief. This is the top right horizontal register of hieroglyphs in sunk relief. The fragment is worn.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb of Nekhebu G 2382 [(originally thought to be a tomb, but now known to be a jumbled deposit of limestone blocks from other nearby tombs)], court. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt, Dec. 4, 1913. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 13.2 x 42.5 x 17.5 cm (5 3/16 x 16 3/4 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5969

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief