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Relief of Nekhebu with biographical inscription and Nekhebu spearing fish

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This fragment is decorated on two surfaces. The first surface, executed in fine, sunk relief, forms part of the left edge of the biographical scene. It includes four complete, one partial, and one blank vertical register of inscription. There are traces of ancient pink plaster from restoration....

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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: Apr-28-2005)

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: 25.4 x 46.5 x 60.3 cm (10 x 18 5/16 x 23 3/4 in.) Other: 25 x 59.5 x 45.8 cm (9 13/16 x 23 7/16 x 18 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4331.8

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief