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: 22 x 14 x 9.5 cm (8 11/16 x 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5983

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment of raised relief depicts a piece of furniture comprised of parallel horizontal lines. It may be a chest or an offering table. This is one of four joining fragments 13.5959, 13.5960, 13.4350T=13.5982 and 13.4350W= 13.5983 and there is also one related fragment 13.5961.

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