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Relief fragment from the tomb of Mehu

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This right half of an architrave in sunk relief has three horizontal rows of deeply incised hieroglyphs which are an offering formula to Anubis, for a good burial and long old age for the prophet and overseer of secrets, Mehu.


From Giza, G 2423, Tomb of Mehu. 1937: 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, late Dynasty 5, 2431–2323 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 44.6 x 46 x 16.5 cm (17 9/16 x 18 1/8 x 6 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief