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Painted block from the tomb of Nekhebu

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One painted block originally from a tomb wall. Figures in red, yellow, and black, with titles in black. This block of painted relief is badly abraded over most of the surface. Only two figures remain to the far right, one on top of the other. Each faces right and retains much original color of...

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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, originally from G 2381. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: June 22, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2350–2170 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall (approximate): 55.3 x 41.5 x 16 cm (21 3/4 x 16 5/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4339.3

Medium or Technique

Limestone with traces of pigment

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Wall painting