Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 22 x 13.6 x 25 cm (8 11/16 x 5 3/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5951

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment is in very low raised relief. The decoration is indicated mostly by fine incised lines. There is almost no depth to the relief. On the left is a long trapezoidal kilt, ankle and top of a foot of a male figure facing right. There are two vertical lines dividing the kilt from a group of hieroglyphs to the far right. Two lines indicate a possible leg.

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