Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu; procession of female offering bearers with baskets

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 47 x 38 x 19 cm (18 1/2 x 14 15/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.5938.4

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

Fragment of low raised relief depicting a male facing right with a rope in his right hand. The object attached to the rope is not visible, presumably it is an animal. This joins 13.5938.3.

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: April 28, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition