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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This fragment in low, raised relief depicts two registers. The top consists of the legs and part of the torso of a male figure facing right, holding a kherep scepter in the left hand and a long staff in the right. His feet stand on a register line, and below this is the top of a second...

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Provenance

From Giza. Found on shelves marked "G2381/G 2382 Nekhebu." From tomb of Nekhebu 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 31.6 x 17.8 x 30.6 cm (12 7/16 x 7 x 12 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5954

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief