Relief of offering tables with jars from the tomb of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382


Overall: 41.2 x 66 x 12 cm (16 1/4 x 26 x 4 3/4 in.) Other: 19 x 20 x 14.5 cm (7 1/2 x 7 7/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

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The Ancient World



This fragment contians the top of one tall jar on the far left. It joins .2 and .4.
This scene in sunk relief depicts two complete offering tables, and part of a third. On each complete table are two large jars. This scene consists of five blocks.


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. (Accession date: April 28, 2005)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition