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

Overall: 19 x 8 x 19.5 cm (7 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4349.11

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This small fragment in low raised relief depicts portions of the rear of the ship with two men standing on it manning two steering oars of the ship. This ship is in the lower left corner of the procession of ships. It joins .1.

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