Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Found with objects from Nekhebu, G 2381/2
Other: 15 x 6.4 x 4 cm (5 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fragment has deeply-incised hieroglyphs in sunk relief, consisting of “ir” and “n”. There are traces of red pigment.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition