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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This fragment in extremely low raised relief depicts a male figure from shoulders to knees facing left, grasping an object in each hand (a plant?). In front of him there is a vertical band with traces of red pigment. There are also traces of red pigment on his body. This is part of the scene...

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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: 19.8 x 22 x 17.8 cm (7 13/16 x 8 11/16 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

13.5967

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief