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Relief scene of aging Nekhebu in boat in the marshes

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This is a fragment of the scene of the aging Nekhebu kneeling in a boat in the marshes. It is executed in low, raised relief and depicts the bottom portion of the boating scene and includes the lower legs and feet of the striding, poling figure from the adjoining .2 fragment, facing right....

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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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 39 x 82 x 17 cm (15 3/8 x 32 5/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief