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Relief fragment from Nekhebu (?)

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This fragment of sunk relief contains three fragmentary hieroglyphs spelling the name Osiris. The eye over the seated god with beard and throne. The signs read from right to left. Above the hieroglyphs is an incised wide horizontal band 1.3 cm.


From Giza, G2381 (?), found on shelves with Nekhebu fragments: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2291 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 20.6 x 11.5 x 20.7 cm (8 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 8 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief