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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 two partial hieroglyphs, consisting of the tail of the Egyptian vulture and a corner of the 'men' sign. Between the two hieroglyphs is the 0.7 cm vertical borderline separating the two columns of text. There are traces of red pigment 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: )

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 9 x 9.5 x 1.8 cm (3 9/16 x 3 3/4 x 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief