Relief fragment from Nekhebu (?)

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 20.6 x 11.5 x 20.7 cm (8 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 8 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5986

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment of sunk relief contains three fragmentary hieroglyphs spelling the name Osiris. The eye over the seated god with beard and throne. The signs read from right to left. Above the hieroglyphs is an incised wide horizontal band 1.3 cm.

Provenance

From Giza, G2381 (?), found on shelves with Nekhebu fragments: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition