Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382

Dimensions

Other: 33 x 25 x 21 cm (13 x 9 13/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5953

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment is in very low, raised relief. The incised decoration consists of the very bottom of a boat in a marsh of lotus and other plants with the hind part and tail of a crocodile beneath it. The knee and one foot of a figure facing right is in the boat. There are traces of red pigment below the water and all decoration.

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