Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Findspot: Giza, Egypt
Overall (2 joining pieces together): 3.5 x 15.7 x 2.5 cm (1 3/8 x 6 3/16 x 1 in.) Other (Width of piece 1): 10 cm (3 15/16 in.) Other (Width of piece 2): 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This object consists of two joining pieces executed in low raised relief and depicting part of the top portion of a wig.
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