User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Relief of Mehu from a scene of spearing fish

Start collecting

This fragment, decorated in raised relief depicts four vertical registers of hieroglyphs on the left and three horizontal registers on the right. The horizontal registers are divided vertically into blocks with hieroglyphs within them. Overall this scene is composed of tn fragments which form a...

Show Full Description

Provenance

From Giza, tomb of Mehu G 2423, corridor chapel, pit G. 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: 35 x 81 x 14 cm (13 3/4 x 31 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

39.833.9

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief