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Relief of Mehu from a scene of spearing fish

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This fragment, decorated in raised relief, depicts 2 fragmentary hieroglyphs. There is red pigment on the hieroglyphs. Field Number 37-1-28e; HU-MFA Photo C 13966 NS; Provenance: reused in intrusive pit G 2423X. Overall this scene is composed of 10 fragments which form a fragmentary scene of Mehu...

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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. In debris between G 2423X & Y.

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: 3 x 7 x 7.5 cm (1 3/16 x 2 3/4 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

39.833.3

Medium or Technique

Painted limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief