Accessory to serving statuette - offering basin

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2385 S1

Dimensions

Height: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3434

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Circular offering basin (3 joining fragments) with prominent collar, originally an accessory to a “serving statuette.” Red wash outside, hollowed interior, plaster on bottom of base. Rim broken and incomplete. Deeply incised groove around outside rim.

December 18.

Provenance

From Giza, Tomb G 2385 S1. 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