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Relief of inscription of Nekhebu

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This rectangular slab, executed in sunk relief, appears to have originally been dressed on all six sides. One surface is decorated with hieroglyphs that are bordered by incised lines above and below the text reading "overseer of all royal works, the venerated...".


From Giza, tomb 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, 2323–2150 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 18 x 51 x 51 cm (7 1/16 x 20 1/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief