Relief of right jamb with Nekhebu standing and right facade with procession of ships

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza


Overall: 22 x 47.5 x 15 cm (8 11/16 x 18 11/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



This fragment, consisting of two joining pieces, depicts in low raised relief the mast and rigging of a ship. The head of a seated figure is depicted in the lower portion of the fragment. Another male figure is depicted on the left working the rigging. There are border lines on the left side and the top. The end of the block is inaccessible but is probably part of the standing Nekhebu right jamb scene. It joins with 13.4349.13.

13.4349 is composed of both the right jamb of the doorway and a section of the right facade. On the jamb executed in sunk relief is a figure of Nekhebu facing right. On the facade in low raised relief is a procession of ships. There are traces of pigment. Reconstructed in 1935. This is the companion piece to 13.4348.


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. 1912-13: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: Apr-28-2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition