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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This object consists of two joining pieces executed in low raised relief and depicting part of the top portion of a wig.

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 (2 joining pieces together): 3.5 x 15.7 x 2.5 cm (1 3/8 x 6 3/16 x 1 in.) Other (Width of piece 1): 10 cm (3 15/16 in.) Other (Width of piece 2): 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.6030

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief