Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Found with objects from Nekhebu, G 2381/2

Dimensions

Other: 17.5 x 18.6 x 17.5 cm (6 7/8 x 7 5/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5840

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

One finished surface with a thin coating of plaster and traces of black pigment.

Provenance

From Giza, on shelf labeled "Nekhebu G2381/2". 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