Relief fragments from tomb of Nekhebu

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2382 originally from G 2381

Dimensions

Overall: 24 x 74 x 20 cm (9 7/16 x 29 1/8 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5974.1

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This object is composed of three joining fragments of blocks in raised relief. These blocks together form a procession of oxen. An ox followed by a man followed by two more ox all facing to the right. This piece may join the procession of cattle scene 13.4346, although a direct join has not been made. The decorated surfaces are very worn.

Provenance

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-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition