Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 13 x 73 x 21 cm (5 1/8 x 28 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.6018.1

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

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.

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