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: 16.5 x 32 x 4 cm (6 1/2 x 12 5/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.6014

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment, executed in raised relief, depicts two horizontal fish above an indistinguishable object. The right side depicts many reeds represented by parallel vertical lines. It was found with a tag saying “Nekhebu fowling scene”.

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