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Relief of Mehu from a scene of spearing fish

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This fragment, decorated in raised relief depicts 3 complete and 1 partial hieroglyph. Field Number 37-1-28b; 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 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. In debris between G 2423X and 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: 13 x 20.5 x 5.3 cm (5 1/8 x 8 1/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

39.833.4

Medium or Technique

Painted limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief