Relief of inscription of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

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


Overall: 18 x 30.1 x 37.3 cm (7 1/16 x 11 7/8 x 14 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



This rectangular slab (and seven chips) were executed in sunk relief and appear to have been originally part of an offering table(?) and seem to be dressed on all six sides. The top of this fragment has a depression of 2 centimeters. Two adjacent, side surfaces are inscribed with hieroglyphs, bordered by incised, horizontal lines, giving the name and titles of Nekhebu.


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