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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 depicts the torsos of 3 female offering bearers on the left, offering tables in the center, and offering registers on the right. It joins 37.2761..2, .3, .5, and .6. Overall 37.2761 contains two registers. The top register (.1-.5) depicts...

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Provenance

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.

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: 12.5 x 93.8 x 14 cm (4 15/16 x 36 15/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

37.2761.4

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief