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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 fragment in low raised relief, in two registers, of the ceremonial dancers and men carrying chests. It is composed of four blocks joined together. It depicts in the top register the lower half of two pairs of men holding hands and striding forward. In the register below the there are a...

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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: 29.8 x 33 x 18.1 cm (11 3/4 x 13 x 7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4348.6

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief