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 (Joined length measures): 25.5 x 7.8 x 6.2 cm (10 1/16 x 3 1/16 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5872

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Two joining fragments of a torus molding. Both fragments have one finished rounded surface decorated with vertical and diagonal bands made of incised lines. Traces of red pigment are evident.

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