Accessory to serving statuette, box

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Giza G 2382 / Court Hole 2

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 6 x 6.3 x 10 cm (2 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3138

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Model box, originally an accessory for a “serving statuette.” Cylindrical top on rectangular base with sides sloping inwards. Paint worn off. Hole bored in bottom for peg attachment.

Provenance

From Giza, Tomb G 2382, Court Hole 2. 1913: 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: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition