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Relief from the tomb of Nekhebu: Wine pressing scene

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The fragment in very low raised relief has decoration in two horizontal registers. The top register depicts five male figures engaged in wringing out the last of the juice from the stomped grapes into a vat. To the right of this group a man pours the liquid into a jar that will be sealed. ...

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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: Apr-28-2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 84.5 x 84.5 x 6 cm (33 1/4 x 33 1/4 x 2 3/8 in.) Other: 44.5 x 84.5 x 6 cm (17 1/2 x 33 1/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4347.4

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief