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

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This fragment of low raised relief depicts the far left edge of the ceremonial dance scene. It contains a man with a diagonal sash standing before a shrine topped container holding two tall hes shaped vessels draped with lilies. There are traces of black pigment, especially on the vertical...

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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: 7.5 x 13 x 23.5 cm (2 15/16 x 5 1/8 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.4348.11

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief