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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 top register has the boat in the water, the middle register contains the hippopotamus and several fish and the bottom most register is unclear and...

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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: 20.5 x 27.5 x 25 cm (8 1/16 x 10 13/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5977

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief