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: 10 x 16.5 x 3.9 cm (3 15/16 x 6 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.) Other (Height of decorated face): 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.6023

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment executed in low raised relief depicts the upper legs of a striding figure facing right. To its right are the hindquarters and tail of a cow? upon whose back the figure’s hand is placed.

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