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

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This fragment in sunk relief depicts a partial hieroglyph of a quail chick, the back of the body and portions of both legs. There are traces of blue pigment on the chick's body and traces of red pigment on the chick's leg. The background is black faded to dark gray. It joins 13.5831.16. This...

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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

Other: 24 x 8.2 x 20.1 cm (9 7/16 x 3 1/4 x 7 15/16 in.) Overall Height: 33.5 cm (13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5831.17

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief