Relief fragment from the serdab of Sabu-Ibeby

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot: Giza, Egypt


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


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.


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