Relief fragments from tomb of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2382 originally from G 2381


Overall: 24 x 74 x 20 cm (9 7/16 x 29 1/8 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



This object is composed of three joining fragments of blocks in raised relief. These blocks together form a procession of oxen. An ox followed by a man followed by two more ox all facing to the right. This piece may join the procession of cattle scene 13.4346, although a direct join has not been made. The decorated surfaces are very worn.


From Giza, 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. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition