Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Nekhebu G 2382


Other (Largest ): 12.4 x 22 x 44 cm (4 7/8 x 8 11/16 x 17 5/16 in.) Other (Smallest): 13.5 x 22 x 20 cm (5 5/16 x 8 11/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

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Not On View


The Ancient World



This object consists of two pieces of one limestone block. Each piece has two incised roughly rectangular shapes. The larger fragment has traces of reddish-brown paint along the incised lines. The top surface has the traces of numbers written in black that are illegible.


From Giza, on shelf labeled "Nekhebu G2381/2". From Giza, tomb 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