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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 hind quarters and tail of an ox, and the knee of a man following behind it. This fragment joins 13.4346.2 and is just below 13.4346.4. The overall scene 13.4346 is executed in low raised relief. It depicts Nekhebu seated facing right...

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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: 10 x 17.5 x 8.5 cm (3 15/16 x 6 7/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief