Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382

Dimensions

Overall: 31 x 32 x 10.2 cm (12 3/16 x 12 5/8 x 4 in.) Worked surface: 24.5 x 25.5 cm (9 5/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5913

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment is executed in sunk relief and contains three partial hieroglyphs, three complete hieroglyphs, and an incised line. Illegible numbers are 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