Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382


Other: 15.5 x 9.2 x 4.5 cm (6 1/8 x 3 5/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



A fragment and a chip. The fragment has large portions of the original paint in green, gray, and reddish-brown are intact. There is a fragment of a green disc and a rectangular depression of some sort. The small chip has traces of reddish-brown and white paint and was found in the bag with the big block fragment. There are unclear numbers written in blue on the back which maybe 37/162(?).


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