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Relief of Nekhebu with biographical inscription

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This fragment forms the top and left edge of the biography of Nekhebu. Executed in fine, sunk relief, it consists of one horizontal register of finely-detailed hieroglyphs reading from left to right. Below the horizontal register, there are portions of the beginning of seven vertical columns of...

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Provenance

From Giza, on shelf labeled "Nekhebu G2381/2". Nekhebu, G 2382 [(originally thought to be a tomb, but now known to be a jumbled deposit of limestone blocks from other nearby tombs)], court, originally from G 2381. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: May 25, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Block: : 38.5 x 65.5 x 24 cm (15 3/16 x 25 13/16 x 9 7/16 in.) Overall: 251 x 89 cm (98 13/16 x 35 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4331.1

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief