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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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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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt


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.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief