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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This fragment executed in sunk relief depicts 4 hieroglyphs and a vertical incised line. The hieroglyphs are of "Neb tn". There are traces of pigment. The numbers 63/161 are written on the back in black.


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: 7 x 12.5 x 19.5 cm (2 3/4 x 4 15/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief