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Relief of Mehu from a scene of spearing fish

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This fragment, decorated in raised relief has most of the decorated surface chiseled out. The bottom left corner has a portion of a leg preserved running diagonally across the corner. The leg has traces of red pigment. The chiseled out portion appears to have been a figure holding something...

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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: 52 x 45 x 19 cm (20 1/2 x 17 11/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

39.833.10

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief