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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 back of an ox facing left with a man's hand resting on the back just above the tail. Above the back of the ox is written 'rn n iwa', giving the name of the cattle. This fragment fits above 13.4346.1 but does not join, and is above...

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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: 30.4 x 32 x 15 cm (11 15/16 x 12 5/8 x 5 7/8 in.) Other: 17 x 32 x 15 cm (6 11/16 x 12 5/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4346.3

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief