Relief of inscription of Nekhebu

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 17 x 27 x 18 cm (6 11/16 x 10 5/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4350.4

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment of a rectangular offering table was originally dressed on all six sides. The top, executed in high, raised relief, depicts hieroglyphs of Nekhebu’s name. This fragment joins 13.4350.5.

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