Seated statuette of Nekhebu

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2381 S


Height x width x depth: 33 x 11 x 8 cm (13 x 4 5/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Fragmentary seated male statuette of painted limestone. Shows Nekhebu. Reassembled from two joining fragments. The remaining body and seat (12-12-58) and head (12-12-176a, found in Tomb G 2381 X). Lower legs, front of base, and most of arms broken off and missing. Reddish-brown paint well preserved on body, traces of black on wig. Wig does not cover ears. Chips from right shoulder and right chest.
Assembled by Mr. Young, 1948.


From Giza, Tomb G 2381 S. 1912: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Surface debris in front of pit G 2370 B and about G 2382 A, and in G 2382 A

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition