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

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This fragment of slightly raised relief depicts three partial hieroglyphs that include the head of a horned viper, corner of "n", and part of an oval loaf of bread. There are traces of red and black paint. It joins 13.5831.10 and 13.5831.11. This architrave is preserved in two fragmentary...

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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: 11.1 x 19.5 x 7.4 cm (4 3/8 x 7 11/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5831.9

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief