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Relief from tomb of Mehu

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Fragment of block with raised relief of hieroglyphs in two complete and two partial vertical registers. The text gives the titles of the tomb owner. The top of this block above the hieroglyphs is a blank border. This piece joins 37.2762.1.


From Giza, reused in building chamber of intrusive Pit G 2423X (13) Tomb of Mehu. 1937: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 5, 2431–2323 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 34.5 x 41.5 x 12 cm (13 9/16 x 16 5/16 x 4 3/4 in.) Other: Width of registers 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief