Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382
Overall: 8.5 x 22.7 x 16.4 cm (3 3/8 x 8 15/16 x 6 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fragment, executed in low raised relief, depicts an arm segment with an elbow and lower arm and hand with thumb. Under the arm, a horizontal line extends to the right to meet a short vertical line. On the left of the fragment is a depiction of a torso of a figure facing right. In front of him is his closed right hand. Behind him is his closed left hand grasping an object.
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