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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 scene of wine making. On the left are two men carrying baskets of grapes facing right. In the center a man, pours grapes into a trough. On the right are four men standing crushing the grapes with their feet. Their right arms are grasping the...

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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: Apr-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: 84.5 x 116 x 9.5 cm (33 1/4 x 45 11/16 x 3 3/4 in.) Other: 45 x 116 x 9.5 cm (17 11/16 x 45 11/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief