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

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382


Overall: 25 x 18 x 12 cm (9 13/16 x 7 1/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



This fragment in low, raised relief includes portions of two registers. The upper register depicts part of the back of the boat and two feet belonging to the figures of .3. The bottom register depicts a flying bird and a portion of the opened trap. It joins 13.5833.2, .3, .4, and .6.


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