Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2291 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382

Dimensions

Overall: 9.9 x 25 x 18.8 cm (3 7/8 x 9 13/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5939

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment in slightly raised relief depicts a head and shoulder. The head is slightly tilted down facing left. There is a horizontal band above the head and a curving line to the left. There are traces of lines to the right of the head.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition