Relief of carrying chair scene from the tomb of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Shelf labeled "Nekhebu G 2381/2"


Other: 22.2 x 15.3 x 23 cm (8 3/4 x 6 x 9 1/16 in.)

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The Ancient World



This fragment in raised relief depicts of two pairs of legs and feet of two striding males facing left. There are five vertical heiroglyphs in front of the men. There are traces of reddish brown and black pigment.


From Giza, on shelf labeled "Nekhebu G2381/2". 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, 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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition