Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Findspot: Giza, Egypt
Overall: 16.5 x 76.2 x 48.5 cm (6 1/2 x 30 x 19 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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This rectangular slab executed in low raised relief is heavily abraded. It includes three vertical columns containing several hieroglyphs each. The left edge of the block is unworked as the block itself turns a corner to form an interior corner.
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.
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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition