Relief fragment

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 52 x 68 x 18 cm (20 1/2 x 26 3/4 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5965

Medium or Technique

Limestone (nummulitic)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment in finely-detailed, raised, relief forms part of a fishing scene. A speared fish is depicted on the right, and a small-scale man holding a staff and wearing an elaborate headdress is on the left.

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: April 28, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition