Relief from tomb of Nekhebu; right jamb with Nekhebu standing and facade with procession of ships

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Decorated face of door jamb: 45 x 27 x 67 cm (17 11/16 x 10 5/8 x 26 3/8 in.) Overall width of door jamb: 48 cm (18 7/8 in.) Decorated face of facade: 45 x 46 x 44 cm (17 11/16 x 18 1/8 x 17 5/16 in.) Overall width of facade: 67 cm (26 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4349.2

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

Two fragments are joined together to form one corner piece. One side depicts in sunk relief a standing Nekhebu facing right wearing a lion skin with partial hieroglyphs citing his titles. There are traces of red pigment. The adjoining side depicts 2 registers of the procession of boats and 2 horizontal registers of hieroglyphs in low raised relief.

13.4349 is composed of both the right jamb of the doorway and a section of the right facade. On the jamb executed in sunk relief is a figure of Nekhebu facing right. On the facade in low raised relief is a procession of ships. There are traces of pigment. Reconstructed in 1935. This is the companion piece to 13.4348.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2382 [(originally thought to be a tomb, but now known to be a jumbled deposit of limestone blocks from other nearby tombs)], court. 1912-13: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: Apr-28-2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition