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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 39.5 x 106 x 21.4 cm (15 9/16 x 41 3/4 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.6009

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment in slightly raised relief depicts a procession of offering bearers carrying bunches of flowers, with baskets over their arms. All four figures are facing left. The first figure carries an object on his shoulders and has a basket over his right arm. The second figure from the left carries flowers in his right hand, a pole in his left hand, and has a basket over his arm. The third figure has a jar on a cord hung over his left arm. A calf stands between the third and fourth figures. The fourth figure holds a calf’s leash.

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.
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Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition