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Relief fragments from tomb of Nekhebu

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This object is composed of three joining fragments of blocks in raised relief. These blocks together form a procession of oxen. An ox followed by a man followed by two more ox all facing to the right. This piece may join the procession of cattle scene 13.4346, although a direct join has not been...

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Provenance

From Giza, 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. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 24 x 74 x 20 cm (9 7/16 x 29 1/8 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5974.2

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief