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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This fragment contains in sunk relief, three complete hieroglyphs forming the titles "Hereditary Prince and Overseer of Works" and three partial hieroglyphs, and two vertical lines. 66/167 is written on one side.


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: 24.5 x 11.4 x 36.5 cm (9 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 14 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief