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Relief of carrying chair scene from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This fragment contains two vertical bands in low relief. These are portions of the back of the carrying chair. To the right there are two partial hieroglyphs. 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...

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Provenance

From Giza, on shelf labeled "Nekhebu G2381/2". 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, originally from G 2381. 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

Overall: 9.7 x 25.5 x 17 cm (3 13/16 x 10 1/16 x 6 11/16 in.) Worked surface: 9.7 x 19.5 x 17 cm (3 13/16 x 7 11/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5830.7

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief