Relief of Nekhebu on facade seated facing procession of ships
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Findspot: Giza, Egypt
Overall: 15 x 15 x 5.5 cm (5 7/8 x 5 7/8 x 2 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fragment, executed in low raised relief, depicts one complete and three partial hieroglyphs ‘men nefer’. We can see that the hieroglyphs are outlined with a thin red line, and the men and nefer signs contain red pigment. The background is dark gray. It joins 13.5935.9 and 13.5935.9.
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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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition