Relief tomb of Nekhebu; procession of female offering bearers with baskets

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2291 B.C.

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


Overall: 19.5 x 25.5 x 9 cm (7 11/16 x 10 1/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



This fragment of low raised relief consists of portions of two horizontal registers. In the top register are two hooves of an animal resting on the register line. In the lower register are portions of two heaps of offerings. There are traces of red pigment and a good deal of black pigment.


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. 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: July 14, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition