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Relief of Mehu from a scene of spearing fish

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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...

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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.

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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: 35 x 81 x 14 cm (13 3/4 x 31 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

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The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief