Relief of Nekhebu on facade facing ceremonial dance and men carrying chests
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Findspot: Giza, Egypt
Overall: 14 x 8 x 6.5 cm (5 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 2 9/16 in.) Other: greatest height 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fragment, executed in low, raised relief, depicts three partial hieroglyphs spelling ‘imakhw’. The text is bordered on the right by a vertical band approximately 0.7 cm. wide. This relief fragment joins 13.5936.4 and 13.5936.8.
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.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition