Relief of inscription of Nekhebu

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 18 x 30.1 x 37.3 cm (7 1/16 x 11 7/8 x 14 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4350.1

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This rectangular slab (and seven chips) were executed in sunk relief and appear to have been originally part of an offering table(?) and seem to be dressed on all six sides. The top of this fragment has a depression of 2 centimeters. Two adjacent, side surfaces are inscribed with hieroglyphs, bordered by incised, horizontal lines, giving the name and titles of Nekhebu.

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, 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