Accessory to serving statuette, model joint of beef

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2385 S 1

Dimensions

Length: 3.6 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3438

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Joint of beef of painted limestone, originally an accessory to a “serving statuette.” White ‘bone’ with chunk of reddish-orange meat attached to it. Pigment flaking off.

Provenance

From Giza, Tomb G 2385 S 1. 1912: 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