Relief with six figures of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2381, court


Overall: 53 x 272 x 9 cm, 307.5 kg (20 7/8 x 107 1/16 x 3 9/16 in., 678 lb.) Framed (Aluminum L-armature frame / twelve security wall tabs): 269.2 x 71.4 x 14.3 cm (106 x 28 1/8 x 5 5/8 in.)

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Not On View


The Ancient World



Four blocks with raised relief decoration join to form a scene depicting six standing figures of Nekhebu holding a staff and scepter. Three are looking to the right, and three are looking to the left. The columns of hieroglyphic text between the figures identify Nekhebu with his names, titles and honorific epithets.


From Giza, tomb G 2381, court. 1913: 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: December 4, 1913)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition