Relief fragment from the serdab of Sabu-Ibeby

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Serdab of Sabu-Ibeby


Other: 43 x 15 x 20.5 cm (16 15/16 x 5 7/8 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



This fragment has a figure of a crudely drawn male facing right wearing a long kilt. The left arm is up the right arm is straight down. The figure wears a long kilt. The figure is not executed in relief, just incised lines.
The accession number is written in red with ‘L’. This is one of several blocks with the number 13.4350, which is described on the Accession Card as: “Limestone slabs from frame of doorway with inscription of Nekhebu.”


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.
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Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition