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Relief of Nekhebu with biographical inscription and Nekhebu spearing fish

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This fragment, executed in fine, sunk relief, includes two scenes on adjacent sides of the block. One side is a fragment of the biography of Nekhebu with one incomplete vertical register of hieroglyphs, the bottom part of the tomb owner's staff, and his lower legs and feet. (This cannot be...

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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

Individual block not accessible to measure. Height x width: 251 x 89 cm (98 13/16 x 35 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4331.17

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief