Relief of Nekhebu on facade facing ceremonial dance and men carrying chests

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2291 B.C.


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 9.3 x 23 x 5.3 cm (3 11/16 x 9 1/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5936.1

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment in low raised relief depicts two feet of Nekhebu and a portion of his staff. The heel of the right foot is incomplete. There are traces of reddish pigment. It joins 13.5936.5.
Overall 13.5936 is a scene of the seated Nekhebu on the facade, facing right, looking at a procession of offering bearers consisting of men carrying chests and ceremonial dancers. He wears a broad collar and bracelet, diagonal sash of the lector priest and trapzoidal kilt. He holds a long staff and handkerchief.

Provenance

From Giza. Found on shelves marked "G2381/G 2382 Nekhebu." From tomb of Nekhebu 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