Case in the shape of a dressed goose (upper)

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2350–2338 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2385 A

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 12.6 x 24.5 x 39 cm (4 15/16 x 9 5/8 x 15 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3479

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

From Giza, tomb G 2385 A / 48. Limestone case for goose; upper part (cover) only; yellow wash inside and out.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2385 A. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition