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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This fragment, executed in low sunk relief, includes one vertical incised line and one fragmentary hieroglyph. The decorated surface may be curved at one edge (compare 13.5911). There is possible layer of thin white plaster that is flaking off. One side has unintelligible numbers (?) in blue.


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.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 6 x 29 x 31 cm (2 3/8 x 11 7/16 x 12 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief