Head and torso from a statuette of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2381


Height x width x depth: 22 x 16 x 10.5 cm (8 11/16 x 6 5/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



This limestone head and torso come from a seated statue of Nekhebu. The nose and forehead are chipped. He is wearing a wig with incised lines. On the statue’s right side, the wig is chipped at the bottom. The statue’s left arm and right hand are broken off and the left mid-section is broken off in a diagonal break. The waist band of his kilt is visible on his right side. The facial features are large, round, and plump.


From Giza, tomb G 2381. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition