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Relief of Nekhebu spearing fish

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This fragment executed in low raised relief depicts portions of three vertical registers of hieroglyphs. The left and right registers each contain one partial hieroglyph; the center register contains three complete hieroglyphs. There are traces of blue pigment on two sides. Overall 13.4331.1...

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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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt


Height x width: 251 x 89 cm (98 13/16 x 35 1/16 in.) Overall individual block: 39 x 29 x 14 cm (15 3/8 x 11 7/16 x 5 1/2 in.) Decorated individual block: 17 x 22 cm (6 11/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief