Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 17.8 x 13 x 7 cm (7 x 5 1/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5835

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment, executed in sunk relief, depicts a horizontal, incised line and fragments of three hieroglyphs, two of which are reed leaves.

Provenance

From Giza, on shelf labeled "Nekhebu G2381/2". 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