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Relief of right jamb with Nekhebu standing and right facade with procession of ships

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This fragment consists of two joined pieces executed in low raised relief. It depicts the stern of the boat in the upper right of the procession of ships. On the boat is a man seated holding the tiller. There are also ropes going up to the sails and portions of two steering oars. It joins with...

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Provenance

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. 1912-13: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: Apr-28-2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Worked surface: 20 x 15.5 x 28 cm (7 7/8 x 6 1/8 x 11 in.) Overall: 28 x 29 x 28 cm (11 x 11 7/16 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

13.4349.6

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief