Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Nekhebu G 2381 G 2382
Overall: 12.2 x 21.5 x 8.7 cm (4 13/16 x 8 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fragment is executed in very low relief. The decoration is indicated by fine incised lines with almost no depth to the relief. The relief depicts the rear portion, probably of a calf, striding to the right, with two legs, a tail and bags. There is a portion of a man’s two legs and kilt, to the left of the quadruped.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition