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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 portions of the legs of two pairs of men. The front and back legs of two striding men on the left. On the right are the two front legs of two more striding men. There are three hieroglyphs spelling 'seneb' and other partial signs between the two pairs...

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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

Overall: 14 x 20 x 44 cm (5 1/2 x 7 7/8 x 17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5830.15

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief