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: 16 x 16 x 5.6 cm (6 5/16 x 6 5/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.6034

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment executed in low raised relief depicts a joint of meat and other offerings resting on a line possibly a table. Below the line is a hieroglyph?

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