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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This fragment executed in raised relief depicts the right leg and upper part of the left leg of a kilted striding figure facing right walking on a ground line. There is a vertical line to the left forming a corner with the ground line. 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: 19 x 12.4 x 5.1 cm (7 1/2 x 4 7/8 x 2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief