Relief fragment from the serdab of Sabu-Ibeby

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Serdab of Sabu-Ibeby


Other: 18 x 54 x 9 cm (7 1/16 x 21 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World



This is the smaller of two joining limestone blocks, which together contain three registers each with 3 standing male figures for a total of 6 partial and 3 complete figures. The top and bottom registers are incomplete the middle register is complete. The middle register contains 3 complete standing male figures facing right in a striding pose separated into panels by two horizontal lines and three vertical lines which contain inscriptions.


From Giza, serdab of Sabu-Ibeby G____. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition