Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2291 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382

Dimensions

Other: 8.5 x 21 x 24 cm (3 3/8 x 8 1/4 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5885

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

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.

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