Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 6.9 x 16 x 4.5 cm (2 11/16 x 6 5/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5873

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

A fragment of torus molding, with incised diagonal and vertical lines forming bands on the molding. Traces of reddish brown paint. 66/167 written is in black on the back.

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