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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This fragment executed in low raised relief of portions of three registers of hieroglyphs. Only the middle register has discernable hieroglyphs that read: Lord of Heaven.

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: 24 x 17 x 19.5 cm (9 7/16 x 6 11/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.6038

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief