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Relief of carrying chair scene from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This fragment executed in raised relief depicts the torso, raised arms and partial heads of two men facing left carrying the pole of the carrying chair. There are traces of red and black paint. Overall this scene consists of Nekhebu seated in a carrying chair carried on poles by at least...

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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: )

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Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom,


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 16.5 x 9.5 x 10 cm (6 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief