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

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This fragment is executed in low, raised relief and depicts two complete and one partial, vertical registers of hieroglyphs giving various titles of Nekhebu including the ' sem and kherep shendjyt'. The relief fragment is very worn. It joins 13.5936.9 and 13.5831.15. Overall 13.5936 is a scene...

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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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 37 x 41 x 14.5 cm (14 9/16 x 16 1/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief