Relief of inscription of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

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


Overall: 13 x 32.5 x 21 cm (5 1/8 x 12 13/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World



This rectangular fragment was once part of an offering table(?) which would have been dressed on all six sides. It is inscribed on one face and other surfaces are broken. Hieroglyphs spelling part of the name and titles of Nekhebu are inscribed in sunk relief. Incised horizontal lines border the text above and below it.


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