Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382


Other: 32.5 x 11.5 x 20.5 cm (12 13/16 x 4 1/2 x 8 1/16 in.)

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The Ancient World



This fragment, executed in crude, low, raised relief, depicts a figure facing left and holding a disk-like object in the left hand and a staff in the right hand. It includes a fragment of the head and only the upper torso of the figure. There is a horizontal border above it with traces of paint (?). It is likely to join 13.5942.1, 13.5942.2, and 13.5943.3.


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