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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This object is composed of two joined fragments and is executed in low raised relief. It depicts part of the mid-section of three or four vertical registers of hieroglyphs. The second register from the left has one partial hieroglyph. The third register from the left has two partial...

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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: )

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 20 x 45.5 x 22 cm (7 7/8 x 17 15/16 x 8 11/16 in.) Other (Decorated): 36 cm (14 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief