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Relief of Mehu from a scene of spearing fish

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This fragment of a "menu list" of offerings is decorated in raised relief. Three complete and two partial horizontal registers of text are preserved. Each register is divided vertically into three sections. The lower three registers join the three registers of 39.833.7. The registers take up the...

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

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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: 39 x 43.5 x 7 cm (15 3/8 x 17 1/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Painted limestone


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief