Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 19 x 21 x 17 cm (7 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5976

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment in very low raised relief has incised decoration with almost no depth to the relief. The relief depicts two rhizomes of a lily and one flower in the top register. The lower section has traces of red paint.

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