Relief scene the tomb of Nekhebu; manufacturing boats and trapping birds
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382
Overall: 15 x 25.5 x 9 cm (5 7/8 x 10 1/16 x 3 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fragment in low, raised relief includes part of the lower register. It depicts plants and the left arm of a naked, male figure throwing a boomerang and facing left. Hieroglyphs say “sekhet” ‘trap’ and there are other partial hieroglyphs. It joins 13.5833.2 and .5.
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