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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 second from the top block in the right corner of the ceremonial dancers. This portion in low raised relief contains the back of the body of two dancers from elbow to ankle. On the adjoining face belonging to the other scene, is...

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Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 27 x 48 x 9 cm (10 5/8 x 18 7/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4348.3

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief