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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 arm of the man in 13.3830.14, who is on the left and the front of the torso of the figure behind him. 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 shades...

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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: 12 x 24 x 21 cm (4 3/4 x 9 7/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5830.18

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief