Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Nekhebu G 2382


Other: 26.9 x 19.8 x 21.2 cm (10 9/16 x 7 13/16 x 8 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Fragment with one vertical line, one complete hieroglyph, and two, possibly three, fragments of other hieroglyphs. All of the hieroglyphs are illegible. Traces of black pigment are visible on the front face. The number 56/155(?) is written in blue on two sides 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