Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382

Dimensions

Other: 15.5 x 9.2 x 4.5 cm (6 1/8 x 3 5/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5887

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

A fragment and a chip. The fragment has large portions of the original paint in green, gray, and reddish-brown are intact. There is a fragment of a green disc and a rectangular depression of some sort. The small chip has traces of reddish-brown and white paint and was found in the bag with the big block fragment. There are unclear numbers written in blue on the back which maybe 37/162(?).

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