Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382

Dimensions

Overall: 16 x 14 x 18 cm (6 5/16 x 5 1/2 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5946

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment of a marshscene is carved in very low raised relief. THe head of a hippopotamus appears on the right, above a band of water plants.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition