Relief fragment from the serdab of Sabu-Ibeby

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 45.5 x 54 x 9 cm (17 15/16 x 21 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4345.1

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This is the larger of two joining limestone blocks. Both pieces contain three registers. Each register has 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 and are separated into panels by two horizontal lines and three vertical lines which contain inscriptions.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2382 [(originally thought to be a tomb, but now known to be a jumbled deposit of limestone blocks from other nearby tombs)], court. 1912-13: 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