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Relief of Mehu from a scene of spearing fish

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This fragment, decorated in raised relief, depicts two fragmentary vertical hieroglyphs. Field Number 37-1-29b; HU-MFA Photo C 13966 NS; Provenance: reused in intrusive pit G 2423X. Overall this scene is composed of ten fragments which form a fragmentary scene of Mehu standing facing right with...

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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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 5.5 x 9 x 7 cm (2 3/16 x 3 9/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Painted limestone


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief