Relief of a boy leading a calf from tomb of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2382


Overall: 51 x 14.5 x 16 cm (20 1/16 x 5 11/16 x 6 5/16 in.) Individual block: 19 x 46 x 37 cm (7 1/2 x 18 1/8 x 14 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



This fragment of low raised relief depicts at the top of the block, the hoof of a cow on a ground line. Below the ground line there is a large blank section. This fragment joins two pieces depicting the legs and body of a bull, which join to 13.4340.1.


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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition