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Relief from tomb of Nekhebu; left jamb of Nekhebu standing and facade of ceremonial dance

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This is a corner block containing images of both scenes. It is the upper right corner of the ceremonial dancers. This portion in low raised relief contains the back of the head of one dancer and the head and chest area of two dancers behind them. One dancer carries two staffs or spears(?)....

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From Giza, tomb G 2382 [(originally thought to be a tomb, but now known to be a jumbled deposit of limestone blocks from other nearby tombs)], court. 1912-13: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt, Dec. 4, 1913. (Accession Date: Apr-28-2005)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Scene side: 22 x 27.5 x 17.4 cm (8 11/16 x 10 13/16 x 6 7/8 in.) Figure side: 22 x 17.4 x 27.5 cm (8 11/16 x 6 7/8 x 10 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief