Relief scene the tomb of Nekhebu; manufacturing boats and trapping birds

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382


Overall: 25 x 34 x 22 cm (9 13/16 x 13 3/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

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Not On View


The Ancient World



This fragment in low, raised relief depicts the back half of the male figure in 13.5833.2 and most of a second male figure facing left and a third facing right and kneeling. All are raised, and are tying together bundles of papyrus. There is a fragment (?) of hieroglyph. It joins 13.5833.2, .5 and .4.


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