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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 a partial hieroglyph of a beer jar below a decorative border composed of two incised parallel horizontal lines forming a wide band. The background is dark gray. The two horizontal lines contain traces of green paint with alternating green and black...

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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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 15.2 x 13.5 x 5.8 cm (6 x 5 5/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief