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Relief scene of aging Nekhebu in boat in the marshes

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This fragment executed in low, raised relief includes portions of two horizontal registers. The top register includes a boat of bundled papyrus with the lower half of two men in it. A striding male figure, facing left carrying three jars in front of him. Behind him are the lower legs of another...

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Provenance

From Giza. Found on shelves marked "G2381/G 2382 Nekhebu." From tomb of Nekhebu 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 41.5 x 67.3 x 25.5 cm (16 5/16 x 26 1/2 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5834.2

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief