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Relief from the tomb of Nekhebu; wine pressing scene

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This fragment in very low raised relief depicts a decoration of vines leaning to the left, a forked support holding up the vines, an outstretched hand picking fruit, another hand resting on top of another piece of fruit [?]. There is an incised horizontal border line at the top of the fragment....

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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, reign of Teti, 2323–2291 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 64.5 cm (25 3/8 in.) Other: 38 x 22 x 27 cm (14 15/16 x 8 11/16 x 10 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief