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Relief of Nekhebu with biographical inscription

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This fragment, executed in fine, sunk relief, consists of the beginnings of two vertical columns of incised hieroglyphs. The text is set off from the undecorated top and right edges with an incised line. There are traces of pink plaster from ancient restoration. Overall 13.4331.1 to .27 refers...

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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: May 25, 2005)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt


Block: Height x width x depth: 38 x 28 x 22 cm (14 15/16 x 11 x 8 11/16 in.) Overall: Height x width: 251 x 89 cm (98 13/16 x 35 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief