Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Nekhebu G 2382


Other: 8.8 x 9.2 x 2.6 cm (3 7/16 x 3 5/8 x 1 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



This fragment contains hieroglyphs in crisp sunk relief. There is an ‘s’, and a vertical band. There are traces of red pigment in the hieroglyphs. The number 66/167 is written in black on the reverse side 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition