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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu; nude male at work

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This fragment, executed in low, raised relief, depicts two and a portion of a third stacked, circular objects with a horizontal border painted in white (?) above them and traces of pigment still visible. It joins 13.5942.1 and 13.5942.3 and most likely 13.5943.

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: April 28, 2005)

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 20.5 cm (9 7/16 x 6 11/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5942.2

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief