Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu; "Offering Rites"

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382


Other: 25 x 32.5 x 12.5 cm (9 13/16 x 12 13/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World



This fragment, executed in low, raised relief, depicts a fragment of the head and shoulders of a figure facing left with the right arm bent and hand raised. To the left, are a basin with a ewer and a table with a jar on top and fragments of horizontal hieroglyphs that appear to have extended across the width.


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