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Relief of carrying chair scene from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This fragment depicts in raised relief a figure of a dwarf looking left, holding a rope leash attached to the dogs. This joins with 13.5380.1. Overall this scene consists of Nekhebu seated in a carrying chair carried on poles by at least twelve men. Two men in front carry sun shades and other...

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Provenance

From Giza. Found on shelves marked "G2381/G 2382 Nekhebu." Note that G2382 was originally thought to be a tomb, but now known to be a jumbled deposit of limestone blocks from other nearby tombs. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds 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, 2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 31.1 x 12.4 x 36.8 cm (12 1/4 x 4 7/8 x 14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.5830.2

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief