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Relief of Nekhebu spearing fish

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This fragment of the spear fishing scene depicts the upper body of the tomb owner spearing two large fish int he papyrs thicket. His name, the venerated one Nekhebu is written at the level of his face. In front of him and facing him is a small figure identified by herolyphs as his...

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Provenance

From Giza, G 2382, court. 1912-13: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Individual block not accessible to measure. Height x width: 251 x 89 cm (98 13/16 x 35 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4331.20

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief