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Relief of Nekhebu with offering lists

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This fragment in fine raised relief depicts three complete and two partial 'kheker' signs forming a decorative border design. There are traces of pigment, red faded to brown throughout and traces of blue pigment on the outline of the lower sections of the images. This is a non joining fragment...

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From Giza, tomb 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, 2323–2150 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 18.5 x 30 x 11.8 cm (7 5/16 x 11 13/16 x 4 5/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief