Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Nekhebu G 2381 G 2382


Overall: 21 x 12 x 15 cm (8 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 5 7/8 in.)

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The Ancient World



This fragment is decorated with raised relief and depicts a piece of furniture comprised of parallel horizontal and vertical ilnes forming portions of rectangles(?) which may be a chest or offering table. A “0” is written in red paint on one side.
This is one of 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