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

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This small fragment of low raised relief contains a portion of the ceremonial dance scene. There are two registers the top has two pairs of legs of dancers and below in the men carrying chest scene is the hieroglyph 'mn'. There are traces of black and red pigment. The fragment has two drill...

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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


Overall: 9.9 x 10.3 x 14 cm (3 7/8 x 4 1/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief