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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu; tomb owner receiving procession of offering bearers with cattle

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This fragment, executed in low raised relief, depicts the head and torso of a male figure facing left and the horn of an ox that is just behind him. This fragment fits above 13.4346.7, and joins 13.4346.5. The overall scene 13.4346 is executed in low raised relief. It depicts Nekhebu seated...

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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: April 28, 2005)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 24.5 x 23 x 19 cm (9 5/8 x 9 1/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief