Relief of inscription of Nekhebu

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 18 x 51 x 51 cm (7 1/16 x 20 1/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4350.2

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This rectangular slab, executed in sunk relief, appears to have originally been dressed on all six sides. One surface is decorated with hieroglyphs that are bordered by incised lines above and below the text reading “overseer of all royal works, the venerated…”.

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