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Relief of Nekhebu with biographical inscription

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This fragment, executed in fine, sunk relief, consists of finely-detailed hieroglyphs arranged in six complete and one partial, vertical columns separated by incised lines. On the left side of the fragment, there is an undecorated border and traces of reddish-pink pigment. Overall 13.4331.1 to...

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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


Other: 39.5 x 67 x 21.5 cm (15 9/16 x 26 3/8 x 8 7/16 in.) 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