Relief scene the tomb of Nekhebu; manufacturing boats and trapping birds
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382
Overall: 41 x 40.5 x 10 cm (16 1/8 x 15 15/16 x 3 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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This fragment in low, raised relief includes parts of the upper and lower register. The upper register depicts a naked, kneeling man facing left, in the process of making a papyrus skiff, tying papyrus bundles. The lower register shows portions of marsh plants and the right, outstretched arm and hand of a figure.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition