Head from a statuette of Nekhebu

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2381

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 10 x 11.1 x 10.4 cm (3 15/16 x 4 3/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3155

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Head of the limestone statuette of a male figure named Nekhebu. Shows a full wig and wide face marked by large, staring, almond-shaped eyes and eyebrows in relief; nose broad at the base of the nostrils, and fleshy lips defined by a sharp edge. Broken off at neck.

For other statuettes of Nekhebu see: 13.3149 and 13.3154-3156.

Provenance

From Giza, Tomb G2381. 1913: 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: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition