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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.

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

37-1-22.2

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief