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: 21 x 21 x 12.5 cm (8 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 4 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World



This fragment in sunk relief contains the image of the bottom portions of two tall jars each on a differnt offering table. It joins .2 and .1.
Overall 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