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Relief fragment from the tomb of Nekhebu

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This fragment executed in sunk relief depicts a torso of a male figure facing left. His kilt is tied with a knot and is trapizoid in shape. The left arm is held straight down at his side and he wears a wide bracelet. The carving is very crisp. There are traces of reddish pigment.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 15 x 16.5 x 8 cm (5 7/8 x 6 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5917

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief