Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Findspot: Giza, Egypt
Overall: 20 x 30 x 5 cm (7 7/8 x 11 13/16 x 1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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This scene, executed in raised relief, depicts a man bending over picking papyrus with a bundle of papyrus also strapped to his back. To the left are stalks of papyrus. Faint traces of red pigment can be seen on the figure.
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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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition