Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Findspot: Giza, Egypt
Overall: 13 x 73 x 21 cm (5 1/8 x 28 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fragment executed in low raised relief depicts on the right the lower part of the kilt and the thighs of a striding figure facing left. In the middle an upraised hand with a boomerang can be seen. On the left is a portion of a bird on a lotus flower. There are faint traces of red pigment 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