Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 12.5 x 43 x 21 cm (4 15/16 x 16 15/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5991

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

The back of this frament is sawed off. One face has a small amount of a worked surface remaining but almost the entire face is worn off. This is a corner piece.

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