Relief of offering tables with jars from the tomb of Nekhebu

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382

Dimensions

Overall: 41.2 x 66 x 12 cm (16 1/4 x 26 x 4 3/4 in.) Other: 21.5 x 27 x 13 cm (8 7/16 x 10 5/8 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5998.2

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment contins the top of two tall jars. It joins .1 and3 and .5
This scene in sunk relief depicts two complete offering tables, and part of a third. On each complete table are two large jars. This scene consists of five blocks.

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