Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Found with objects from Nekhebu, G 2381/2

Dimensions

Other: 15 x 6.4 x 4 cm (5 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5850

Medium or Technique

Plaster

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment has deeply-incised hieroglyphs in sunk relief, consisting of “ir” and “n”. There are traces of red pigment.

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