Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382


Other: 17 x 8.5 x 12 cm (6 11/16 x 3 3/8 x 4 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Fragment of raised relief. The horizontal parallel lines from 13.5959 continue on in this joining fragment and form the vertical end of the chest or offering table(?). A number (?), possibly “45,” is written in blue on one side. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition