Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Findspot: Giza, Egypt
Overall: 13.8 x 16.2 x 7.5 cm (5 7/16 x 6 3/8 x 2 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fragment, executed in very low, raised relief, depicts part of the torso of a standing figure facing left and the left arm from the shoulder to the beginning of the hand. The decoration is incised with almost no depth to the relief.
From Giza. Found on shelves marked "G2381/G 2382 Nekhebu." From tomb of Nekhebu 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