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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This fragment in low, raised relief has a narrow raised, horizontal band across the middle. Above the band is a tree with a slanted line on either side of the tree. There are traces of black pigment.


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.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 11.2 x 22.5 x 8.7 cm (4 7/16 x 8 7/8 x 3 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief