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

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This fragment, executed in low, raised relief, depicts three partial hieroglyphs spelling 'imakhw'. The text is bordered on the right by a vertical band approximately 0.7 cm. wide. This relief fragment joins 13.5936.4 and 13.5936.8. Overall 13.5936 is a scene of the seated Nekhebu on the...

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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: 14 x 8 x 6.5 cm (5 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 2 9/16 in.) Other: greatest height 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief