Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, found on shelf labeled "Nekhebu G 2381/2"


Other: 15 x 12.6 x 17.5 cm (5 7/8 x 4 15/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

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The Ancient World



This fragment in low raised relief shows a fragment of a male torso facing right. The navel of the male torso is an impressed hole. The belt and front fold of the kilt are indicated. There are traces of reddish-brown pigment on the torso.


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