Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382


Overall: 32 x 36 x 12.2 cm (12 5/8 x 14 3/16 x 4 13/16 in.) Worked surface: 26 x 36 cm (10 1/4 x 14 3/16 in.)

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The Ancient World



This fragment contains two partial hieroglyphs and one vertical line in sunk relief. The surface is worn, in the photograph two vertical incised lines and three hieroglyphs are visible. The corner on this block is deliberately rounded. There are illigible numbers in blue on the back. Note that 13.5861 joins 13.5855 and both are part of the same object as 13.5911. Also compare to 13.5962.


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