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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This fragment has several incised lines on the right and an area of decoration in raised relief that may be a part of scene on the left. A significant portion of the decorated face is covered with black pigment.


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: 20.6 x 23.6 x 5.5 cm (8 1/8 x 9 5/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief