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

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Accession Number

13.4349.4

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Corner fragment (two pieces joined) with Nekhebu facing right on one side and a portion of the procession of boats on the other side.

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