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: 7.5 x 20.5 x 4 cm (2 15/16 x 8 1/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5848

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment contains part of a “hetep di neswt” formula in hieroglyphs in sunk relief. It has the number 51/133 written on the back of the piece in pencil.

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