Accessory to serving statuette, altar(?)

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

4.2 x 4.5 x 3.4 cm (1 5/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.166

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Rectangular shaped object with graduated steps, shaped like a step pyramid. Traces of red paint. Altar(?).

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription