Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Nekhebu G 2382


Other: 20.1 x 25 x 7.8 cm (7 15/16 x 9 13/16 x 3 1/16 in.)

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Not On View


The Ancient World



This fragment has a rectangular depression in the center with traces of red pigment above it and an incised vertical band painted in red forming a border. On the left are objects in raised relief. This fragment may be from a false door or offering table(?). Number 66/155 is written in blue on the back of the fragment.


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