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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This fragment is executed with finely incised lines. There is almost no depth to the raised relief. It includes three horizontal registers. The middle register contains the head of a catfish whose tail is in 13.5977, and most of another fish. The other two registers have traces of...

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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: 22 x 28.7 x 19.5 cm (8 11/16 x 11 5/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief