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Relief of carrying chair scene from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This fragment in low raised relief depicts the body and upper legs of a female dog and the head of the dog behind it. There are hieroglyphs above the dogs. In a register above the dogs there are the lower legs of another dog, also attached by the same tether held by the dwarf. This fragment...

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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: 17.5 x 16 x 22.7 cm (6 7/8 x 6 5/16 x 8 15/16 in.) Worked surface: 16.5 x 10.7 cm (6 1/2 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5830.5

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief