Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb Nekhebu G 2381 G 2382


Other: 10.4 x 27.3 x 22.5 cm (4 1/8 x 10 3/4 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



This surface of this fragment is sheeting off in thin layers, and there is little left of the decoration. There are traces of black paint. The accession number is written in red with an .8 underneath it. This is one of several blocks with the number 13.4350, which is described on the Accession Card as: “Limestone slabs from frame of doorway with inscription of Nekhebu.”


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: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition