Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382


Other: 39.5 x 19 x 26 cm (15 9/16 x 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique


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The Ancient World



This fragment of relief is composed of two wide horizontal bands, below which are two hieroglyphs, one of a quail chick and what is likely part of the name “Nekhebu”.

The accession number is written in red with an ‘M’. This is one of several blocks with the number 13.4350, which is described on the Accession Card as: “Limestone slabs from frame of doorway with inscription of Nekhebu.”


From Giza, on shelf labeled "Nekhebu G2381/2". From Giza, tomb 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 25, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition