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Relief of Nekhebu with biographical inscription and Nekhebu spearing fish

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Two scenes on adjacent sides of the block. One side belongs to the inscription of the biography of Nekhebu, but it is blank. The other side has papyrus umbrels and birds. Overall 13.4331.1 to .27 refers to two scenes which form a corner. On one face is the biography scene and on the other is the...

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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

13.4331.19

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief