Relief of right jamb with Nekhebu standing and right facade with procession of ships

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Worked surface: 20 x 15.5 x 28 cm (7 7/8 x 6 1/8 x 11 in.) Overall: 28 x 29 x 28 cm (11 x 11 7/16 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

13.4349.6

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment consists of two joined pieces executed in low raised relief. It depicts the stern of the boat in the upper right of the procession of ships. On the boat is a man seated holding the tiller. There are also ropes going up to the sails and portions of two steering oars. It joins with .4, .2, and .3.

13.4349 is composed of both the right jamb of the doorway and a section of the right facade. On the jamb executed in sunk relief is a figure of Nekhebu facing right. On the facade in low raised relief is a procession of ships. There are traces of pigment. Reconstructed in 1935. This is the companion piece to 13.4348.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2382 [(originally thought to be a tomb, but now known to be a jumbled deposit of limestone blocks from other nearby tombs)], court. 1912-13: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: Apr-28-2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition