Relief scene of aging Nekhebu in boat in the marshes

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382

Dimensions

Overall: 18.5 x 20.5 x 14.5 cm (7 5/16 x 8 1/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5834.1

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment in very low raised relief depicts part of the upper torso of a male facing left. On the right side of the fragment is a (left?) hand grasping a staff. There are traces of black pigment, this fragment joins with 13.5834.2.

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