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Relief from the tomb of Nekhebu; architrave over doorway and facades

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This fragment in slightly raised relief depicts partial hieroglyphs of "hetep, di" and "maa" sign below a decorative border composed of two incised parallel horizontal lines forming a wide band. The background is dark gray. The two parallel horizontal bands contain traces of light green pigment....

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Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 36.7 x 12.3 x 21.1 cm (14 7/16 x 4 13/16 x 8 5/16 in.) Other (Decorated Surface): 21.8 x 12.3 x 21.1 cm (8 9/16 x 4 13/16 x 8 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5831.1

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief