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

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 22 x 18 x 7 cm (8 11/16 x 7 1/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.4349.10

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment in sunk relief forms part of the scene of Nekhebu standing. It contains three fingertips and 2 complete and 4 partial hieroglyphs. The hieroglyphs are arranged vertically in front of Nekhebu and form part of his titles and the beginning of his name.

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