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Relief from tomb of Mehu, female offering bearers and butchering scene

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This rectangular slab executed in low, raised relief, depicts a portion of the midleg of a large scale figure seated on a chair. There are hieroglyphs to the right and left of the figure. On the left are the signs for 'a thousand linen, a thousand alabaster...'. This joins 37.2761.3 and...

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

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 24 x 55.8 x 12.7 cm (9 7/16 x 21 15/16 x 5 in.)

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The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief