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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This fragment in very finely-detailed, low relief is divided into two registers. In the upper register, there are legs, part of the body, and wing of a pinioned duck or goose. Below the horizontal register, there are two hieroglyphs: the bolt 's' and then the 'f' below it.

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: 36 x 15 x 18 cm (14 3/16 x 5 7/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5988

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief