Relief fragment from tomb of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2382


Other: 37.5 x 25.5 x 10.2 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/16 x 4 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



On this corner fragment the front is decorated in slightly raised relief with three horned quadrupeds. They are preceded by a male figure facing right, only his lower rear leg and foot are visible. Above the animals are three and part of a fourth horizontally aligned group of hieroglyphs.


From Giza, 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. 1913: 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: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition