Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382
Overall: 7.3 x 13 x 16.2 cm (2 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 6 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fragment is in very low raised relief. The relief depicts three rhizomes and leaves of lily pad. There is one pointed bud and one larger lotus flower, all set on a base line.
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