Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382
Other: 15 x 16.5 x 8 cm (5 7/8 x 6 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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This fragment executed in sunk relief depicts a torso of a male figure facing left. His kilt is tied with a knot and is trapizoid in shape. The left arm is held straight down at his side and he wears a wide bracelet. The carving is very crisp. There are traces of reddish pigment.
From Giza. Found on shelves marked "G2381/G 2382 Nekhebu." From tomb of Nekhebu 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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition