Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 26.9 x 19.8 x 21.2 cm (10 9/16 x 7 13/16 x 8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5879

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

Fragment with one vertical line, one complete hieroglyph, and two, possibly three, fragments of other hieroglyphs. All of the hieroglyphs are illegible. Traces of black pigment are visible on the front face. The number 56/155(?) is written in blue on two sides of the fragment.

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