Relief of Nekhebu on facade seated facing procession of ships

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 51 x 82 x 21 cm (20 1/16 x 32 5/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5935.1

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment in low, raised relief includes four complete, vertical columns of hieroglyphs that are part of the name and titles of Nekhebu. It joins with 13.5935.2, 13.5935.7, and 13.5935.9.

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.
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Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition