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Relief from tomb of Nekhebu; right jamb with Nekhebu standing and facade with procession of ships

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This fragment consists of 3 pieces joined together, decorated in low raised relief. They depict portions of 3 registers of the procession of boats; only the middle register has its full height. The top register depicts much of the bottom portion of a boat, including the heads of 9 rowers. ...

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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. (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

Inaccessible

Accession Number

13.4349.3

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief