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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 left shoulder, arm, and part of the hand of Nekhebu resting over the side of the carrying chair. On the right side of the fragment is the vertical pole supporting the canopy over the carrying chair. Overall this scene consists of Nekhebu seated in a...

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From Giza. 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. 1912. 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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall (approximations): 47.5 x 43 x 19 cm (18 11/16 x 16 15/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief