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

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Nekhebu G 2381 G 2382


Overall: 17.5 x 36 x 23.5 cm (6 7/8 x 14 3/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World



This fragment in low, raised relief includes five ducks, or other water fowl, in a trap with a horizontal rope attached to a portion of the trap. The curve of the break on the left edge of this fragment joins the right edge of 13.5833.8, which is the men pulling the rope of the trap.


From Giza, 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. 1912: 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.
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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition