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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This fragment has a rectangular depression in the center with traces of red pigment above it and an incised vertical band painted in red forming a border. On the left are objects in raised relief. This fragment may be from a false door or offering table(?). Number 66/155 is written in blue on...

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From Giza, on shelf labeled "Nekhebu G2381/2". 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: April 28, 2005)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Other: 20.1 x 25 x 7.8 cm (7 15/16 x 9 13/16 x 3 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief