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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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A rectilinear fragment, executed with a painted surface decoration that is undecipherable. There are patches of red and black pigments, which may have been horizontal bands or border lines.

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

Overall: 10.9 x 23.3 x 31.5 cm (4 5/16 x 9 3/16 x 12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5958

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief