Relief from the tomb of Nekhebu; wine pressing scene

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Teti
2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2382


Overall: 84.5 cm (33 1/4 in.) Other: 37 x 20 x 22.6 cm (14 9/16 x 7 7/8 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



This fragment in very low raised relief depicts a decoration of vines leaning to the right on the right section of the block. The decoration is framed by two incised lines forming a right angle in the upper left section of the block. It joins with 13.4347.3.

13.4347 is a scene of the vineyards, the harvest of grapes, and the processing of grapes into wine.


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. 1912-13: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: April 28, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition