Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382


Other: 21 x 37 x 24 cm (8 1/4 x 14 9/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

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The Ancient World



Fragment of low raised relief depicting a man’s head facing left. In front of his face are an open mouthed vessel and a round object, which he appears to be carrying. Above his head is a piece of furniture, comprised of horizontal parallel lines which may be a chest or an offering table? Four joining fragments 13.5959, 13.5960, 13.5982 and 13.5983 and there is also one related fragment 13.5961.


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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition