Relief fragment from the tomb of Mehu
Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 5
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2423 U intrusive pit
Overall: 46 x 82.7 x 16 cm (18 1/8 x 32 9/16 x 6 5/16 in.)
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This left half of the architrave shows the tomb owner seated with his staff in his left hand and a cloth in his right, facing 3 horizontal rows of finely incised hieroglyphs. The text is an offering formula to Anubis, for a good burial and long old age for the prophet and overseer of secrets, Mehu.
From Giza, G 2423 U intrusive pit, Tomb of Mehu. 1937: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition