Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382
Other: 33 x 25 x 21 cm (13 x 9 13/16 x 8 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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