Relief scene the tomb of Nekhebu; manufacturing boats and trapping birds

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot: Giza, Egypt


Overall: 25 x 34 x 22 cm (9 13/16 x 13 3/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment in low, raised relief depicts the back half of the male figure in 13.5833.2 and most of a second male figure facing left and a third facing right and kneeling. All are raised, and are tying together bundles of papyrus. There is a fragment (?) of hieroglyph. It joins 13.5833.2, .5 and .4.


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