Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Nekhebu G 2381 G 2382

Dimensions

Overall: 31.5 x 13.8 x 5.3 cm (12 3/8 x 5 7/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5975

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment in low relief depicts part of a papyrus boat. There is a partial hieroglyph ‘b’ above the boat. The fragment may form part of the “Spearing Fish” scene 13.4331.

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