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: 9.6 x 12.3 x 9.2 cm (3 3/4 x 4 13/16 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.6041

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment of low raised relief consists of a narrow vertical band on the right and a jar with flared rim on the left side of the fragment. There are traces of black and red pigment.

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