Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Nekhebu G 2382

Dimensions

Other: 27.8 x 21.8 x 6.7 cm (10 15/16 x 8 9/16 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5871

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment is inscribed with hieroglyphs in sunk relief below a horizontal register line. The hieroglyphs are a fragment of a neswt sign and a ‘t’. Traces of red pigment are on much of the surface.

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