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

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This fragment executed in fine sunk relief depicts the feet and lower legs of Nekhebu. In front of his legs are the vertical hieroglyphs spelling out his name. It joins .10 and .9. 13.4349 is composed of both the right jamb of the doorway and a section of the right facade. On the jamb executed...

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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: 29.5 x 48 x 30 cm (11 5/8 x 18 7/8 x 11 13/16 in.) Overall: 50 x 48 x 30 cm (19 11/16 x 18 7/8 x 11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4349.8

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief