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

Overall: 19 x 10 x 17 cm (7 1/2 x 3 15/16 x 6 11/16 in.) Other: 16 x 6.7 x 17 cm (6 5/16 x 2 5/8 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5854

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment has one decorated (?) face with faint lines at right angles. It has 100/#? written on the back.

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