Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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


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

Dimensions

Other: 21 x 36 x 5.5 cm (8 1/4 x 14 3/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5857

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment has incised decoration depicting the lower portion of a striding male wearing a trapezoidal kilt in sunk relief on the left with staff(?) and incised vertical line in front of him. To the left are three hieroglyphs ‘S, Dj and m’. Possible traces of reddish-brown pigment.

Provenance

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