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Relief of Mehu from a scene of spearing fish

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This fragment, decorated in raised relief, depicts parts of 3 vertical registers of fragmentary hieroglyphs, topped by a wide vertical band. Field Number 37-1-29a; HU-MFA Photo ; Overall this scene is composed of 10 fragments which form a fragmentary scene of Mehu standing facing right with...

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Provenance

From Giza, tomb of Mehu G 2423, corridor chapel; re-used as roofing of pit X in chapel floor. 1937: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1939: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. From G 2423X.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 5, 2431–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 13.5 x 31 x 9 cm (5 5/16 x 12 3/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

39.833.2

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief