Relief of inscription of Nekhebu

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 13.5 x 46.5 x 32 cm (5 5/16 x 18 5/16 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4350.6

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This rectangular fragment was once part of an offering table (?) which would have been dressed on all six sides. It is inscribed on one face and other surfaces are broken. Hieroglyphs spelling the whole name and titles of Nekhebu are inscribed in sunk relief. Incised horizontal lines border the text above and below it.

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