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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 two registers, the upper consists of complete and partial hieroglyphs. The lower register depicts the upper portions of a short staff or baton. There are traces of black pigment. It joins 13.5830.23 and 13.5830.30. Overall this scene...

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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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 17.5 x 34.5 x 17 cm (6 7/8 x 13 9/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief