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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This fragment in raised relief depicts the arms, torso, kilt and upper legs of a male figure. He is wearing a broad collar, a bracelet and a trapezoidal kilt. His left arm is bent and held across his chest and his right arm is hanging straight down, and ends just below the elbow. There are...

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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: )

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 45.2 x 44.5 x 14.9 cm (17 13/16 x 17 1/2 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5956

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief