Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Nekhebu G 2382

Dimensions

Other: 8.3 x 15.5 x 6.8 cm (3 1/4 x 6 1/8 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5874

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

A fragment of a torus molding with finely incised vertical and diagonal bands. Traces of red pigment remain. Likely part of Eg.Inv.12035=13.5869. 65(?)/67(?) written in black on the back.

Provenance

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