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Relief of carrying chair scene from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This fragment in low, raised relief includes portions of two registers. The upper one depicts the left foot of a figure (in adjoining fragment) facing right, and a lower portion of the support for Nekhebu's canopy. The lower register includes the faces and hands of two male figures bearing a...

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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: 49 x 13.5 x 22 cm (19 5/16 x 5 5/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5830.16

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief