Relief of Nekhebu on facade seated facing procession of ships

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 15 x 5.5 cm (5 7/8 x 5 7/8 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5935.8

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

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.

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