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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This fragment in finely detailed raised relief contains portions of two registers of relief. The dividing register line is 0.4 cm wide. Above the horizontal register line is a scene of a pile of offerings including fowl, and joints of meat. The lower register contains a procession of butchers....

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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

Overall: 44.5 x 32.5 x 20.2 cm (17 1/2 x 12 13/16 x 7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5997

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief