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Relief of carrying chair scene from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This fragment executed in shallow raised relief depicts two male torsos facing left, wearing kilts with belts. They are carrying the pole supporting the carrying chair. Behind them to the right are another pair of arms carrying the pole. Two hieroglyphs,' n kh' appear on right below...

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Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2382 [(originally thought to be a tomb, but now known to be a jumbled deposit of limestone blocks from other nearby tombs)], court, originally from G 2381. 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: )

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 13.5 x 17.5 x 3.5 cm (5 5/16 x 6 7/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5830.36

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief