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


Other: 34 x 22.5 x 15.5 cm (13 3/8 x 8 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World



The fragment in raised releif is decorated with large-scale hieroglyphs and an incised vertical line. One hieroglyph fragment has traces of red pigment on it, and the other has traces of green pigment on it.


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