Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Nekhebu G 2381 G 2382
Overall: 19 x 21 x 17 cm (7 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 6 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fragment in very low raised relief has incised decoration with almost no depth to the relief. The relief depicts two rhizomes of a lily and one flower in the top register. The lower section has traces of red paint.
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