Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382


Overall: 14 x 28.5 x 38.5 cm (5 1/2 x 11 1/4 x 15 3/16 in.)

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The Ancient World



This fragment in low raised relief connects the head and shoulders of a male offering bearer facing left with a tray of offerings balanced on his shoulder and supported by his right hand. The image is framed on the top, right, and left sides with an incised border line. Above the male figure is a register line with two feet facing left of the male standing above. This piece joins 13.5992.1 and 13.5992.3.


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