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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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Fragment of low raised relief depicting the lower portion of a man facing right. He carries a tall narrow jar on a long strap in one hand and and leads an animal (oxen) by a tether in the other. The animal is only indicated by the decorative collar the rest of the animal is not on this...

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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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 70 x 35 x 14 cm (27 9/16 x 13 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief