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

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This rectangular slab, executed in fine, raised relief, includes two horizontal registers. The top register depicts the lower half of seven female offering bearers bringing offerings, including two bringing small calves on tethers. The bottom register includes five male figures who are...

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Provenance

From Giza, Pit G from G 2392 G [probably originally from G 2423 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.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 56.1 x 95.3 x 11.3 cm (22 1/16 x 37 1/2 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.2761.6

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief