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Relief from the tomb of Nekhebu; tomb owner seated before double row of relatives

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This fragment executed in low raised relief depicts the lower portion of Nekhebu facing right; wearing a trapezoidal kilt and holding a staff with his left arm. Depicted in the lower register facing Nekhebu are his son, wife, daughter, and a herdsman holding a tethering rope with his left hand...

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From Giza. Found on shelves marked "G2381/G 2382 Nekhebu." From tomb of Nekhebu G 2382 [(originally thought to be a tomb, but now known to be a jumbled deposit of limestone blocks from other nearby tombs)], court, originally from G 2381. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: April 28, 2005)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2291 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 39.3 x 99.2 x 18 cm (15 1/2 x 39 1/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief