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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 head and shoulders of Nekhebu facing right; he holds a staff with his left hand. There is a vertical register of hieroglyphs in front of him and a horizontal register of hieroglyphs above this head, which gives his titles. There are traces...

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Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 37.4 x 67.4 x 22.3 cm (14 3/4 x 26 9/16 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5934.2

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief