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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This fragment has three registers of incised lines. They are separated by a set of two parallel lines. The register between the parallel lines has a series of vertical parallel lines. It is not certain what the fragments of images in register one and three represent.

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: 28.2 x 17.7 x 29 cm (11 1/8 x 6 15/16 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.6011

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief