Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382

Dimensions

Overall: 22.6 x 17.3 x 8.7 cm (8 7/8 x 6 13/16 x 3 7/16 in.) Worked surface: 9.5 x 14.4 cm (3 3/4 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5909

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment has a fragment of a possible hieroglyph. The bottom surface has traces of red paint on it.

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