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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 two partial hieroglyphs, forming the verb 'maa'. This text is written vertically and continues down into the scene 13.5935. It has vertical border lines on the right and left edges. The hieroglyph of the eye contains traces of red pigment. This...

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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


Other: 19.5 x 20.2 x 19 cm (7 11/16 x 7 15/16 x 7 1/2 in.) Overall: 27.8 x 27 cm (10 15/16 x 10 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief