Relief from the tomb of Nekhebu: Wine pressing scene

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

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Nekhebu G 2381 G 2382


Overall: 11 x 22.5 x 11.5 cm (4 5/16 x 8 7/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

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Not On View


The Ancient World



This fragment executed in low raised relief depicts the legs from the calf down of a striding figure facing right standing on a register line. There is a vertical line to the left forming a perpendicular corner with the register line. There are very faint traces of red pigment. It joins 13.4347.3.


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.
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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition