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 32 x 27 cm (7 1/16 x 12 5/8 x 10 5/8 in.)

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The Ancient World



This fragment of a rectangular offering table was originally dressed on all six sides. The top, executed in high, raised relief, depicts a portion of the offering loaf found in the hetep sign. Hieroglyphs in sunk relief give the name and title of Nekhebu. This fragment joins 13.4350.4.


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