Relief of Nekhebu on facade seated facing procession of ships

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382


Other: 20.1 x 13 x 21.1 cm (7 15/16 x 5 1/8 x 8 5/16 in.) Overall: 23 x 13 x 21.1 cm (9 1/16 x 5 1/8 x 8 5/16 in.)

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The Ancient World



This fragment in low, raised relief depicts the edge of kilt, knees, and both shins of Nekhebu. The surface is abraded, but htere is a small area of black and red pigment traces. This piece may join 13.5935.3 (?).


From Giza. Found on shelves marked "G2381/G 2382 Nekhebu." From tomb of Nekhebu 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.
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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition