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Relief of Nekhebu on facade seated facing procession of ships

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This fragment in low, raised relief includes a portion of the head of Nekhebu, facing left, and depicting the nose, eye, ear, and some portion of the wig. There is black pigment and traces of red. This piece joins with 13.5935.2.

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: )

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 21 x 12 x 18 cm (8 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5935.4

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief