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Relief of Mehu from a scene of spearing fish

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This fragment from a "menu list" of offerings is decorated in raised relief. One includes parts of three horizontal registers separated into squares, each of which has the name of an offering in it. The hieroglyphs are painted red and blue. Overall this scene is composed of ten fragments...

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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. Reused in building the intrusive chambers of G 2423X and G.

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: 21 x 50 x 9.8 cm (8 1/4 x 19 11/16 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

39.833.7

Medium or Technique

Painted limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief