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

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 23 x 23 x 13 cm (9 1/16 x 9 1/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5833.4

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment in low, raised relief includes a portion of upper but mostly a portion of the bottom register. The upper register includes a foot of the kneeling man of 13.5833.3, and the front of the papyrus boat. The bottom register depicts a flying bird and a portion of the opened trap. It joins 13.5833.3 and .5.

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