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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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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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt



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The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief