Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382
Other: 8.5 x 21 x 24 cm (3 3/8 x 8 1/4 x 9 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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This fragment executed in sunk relief depicts the legs of a quail chick in very large scale and a fragment of another hieroglyph. There are traces of reddish-brown, black, paint visible. There is an indecipherable number written in black on the back.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition