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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 the front lower corner of portions of the supporting structure of the shading device for Nekhebu's carrying chair. There are traces of black pigment. This piece joins 13.5831.8. Overall this scene consists of Nekhebu seated in a carrying chair carried...

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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.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 21 x 38 x 9 cm (8 1/4 x 14 15/16 x 3 9/16 in.) Other: 21 x 33 x 9 cm (8 1/4 x 13 x 3 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief