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

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This fragment depicts sections of both horizontal registers. Above the border in sunk relief are two partial vertical hieroglyphs 'netcher ia'. Below the border in slightly raised relief are two vertical registers of partial hieroglyphs, one of three partial hieroglyphs 'maa' and two partial...

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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: 35 x 50 x 17 cm (13 3/4 x 19 11/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5831.7

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief