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Relief of Nekhebu on facade facing ceremonial dance and men carrying chests

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This fragment in low, raised relief depicts Nekhebu's left hand grasping his staff. Around his wrist is a wide bracelet. The tip of his kilt is also depicted. To the right of the staff are fragments of three hieroglyphs, part of 'imakhw' . There are traces of black pigment. It joins...

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Provenance

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: April 28, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 34.5 x 14.5 x 22.5 cm (13 9/16 x 5 11/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5936.4

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief