Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 13.5 x 21 x 18.8 cm (5 5/16 x 8 1/4 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.6004

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment in low, raised relief has a narrow raised band across it just below the middle of the fragment. Above the band is an incised lower leg and foot or animal leg and hoof (?) Below the band are the top portions of two human heads (?) and part of a hieroglyph (?). There are traces of black and brown pigments.

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.
(Accession date: )

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition