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Relief of Nekhebu with biographical inscription

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This fragment, executed in fine, sunk relief, is part of the right edge. There are a right edge borderline and four complete and a fifth incomplete vertical registers of hieroglyphs. Only the head of the tomb owner with finely-cut curls of the wig is depicted. There are fills in pink plaster...

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Provenance

From Giza, G 2382, court. 1912-13: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 251 x 89 cm (98 13/16 x 35 1/16 in.) Other: 44 x 48 x 23 cm (17 5/16 x 18 7/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4331.14

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief