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Relief of Nekhebu with biographical inscription

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This fragment, executed in fine, sunk relief, consists of two incised vertical lines bordering hieroglyphic text. The hieroglyphs spell part of the title of Nekhebu, "kat". There are traces of reddish pigment on the finished face. Overall 13.4331.1 to .27 refers to two scenes which form a...

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Provenance

From Giza. Found on shelves marked "G2381/G 2382 Nekhebu." From tomb of 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: April 28, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Individual block not accessible to measure. Overall: 27.5 x 10.5 x 16.2 cm (10 13/16 x 4 1/8 x 6 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4331.10

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief