Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu; tomb owner receiving procession of offering bearers with cattle

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

13.4346.1

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment of low raised relief is a continuation of three registers of offering bearers with cattle and gazelle. The central register shows two men carrying flowers and food offerings. The second man also leads a gazelle. In the bottom register there is the rear portion of an ox with a man behind it followed by the front of another ox that the man leads on a tether. It joins 13.4346.2.
The overall scene 13.4346 is executed in low raised relief. It depicts Nekhebu seated facing right towards three registers of offering bearers, facing left, bringing cattle, gazelle, etc. In the bottom register, in front of the offering bearers, is the head of Nekhebu’s brother Pepymerankhptah.

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