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Relief of Nekhebu on facade seated facing procession of ships

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This fragment, executed in low raised relief, depicts one complete and three partial hieroglyphs 'men nefer'. We can see that the hieroglyphs are outlined with a thin red line, and the men and nefer signs contain red pigment. The background is dark gray. It joins 13.5935.9 and...

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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: )

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 15 x 5.5 cm (5 7/8 x 5 7/8 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5935.8

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief