Relief fragment from the serdab of Sabu-Ibeby

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Serdab of Sabu-Ibeby

Dimensions

Other: 18 x 54 x 9 cm (7 1/16 x 21 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4345.2

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This is the smaller of two joining limestone blocks, which together contain three registers each with 3 standing male figures for a total of 6 partial and 3 complete figures. The top and bottom registers are incomplete the middle register is complete. The middle register contains 3 complete standing male figures facing right in a striding pose separated into panels by two horizontal lines and three vertical lines which contain inscriptions.

Provenance

From Giza, serdab of Sabu-Ibeby G____. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition