Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

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


Overall: 19 x 10 x 17 cm (7 1/2 x 3 15/16 x 6 11/16 in.) Other: 16 x 6.7 x 17 cm (6 5/16 x 2 5/8 x 6 11/16 in.)

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The Ancient World



This fragment has one decorated (?) face with faint lines at right angles. It has 100/#? written on the back.


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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition