Case in the shape of a duck (upper part)

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2350–2170 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381 Z

Dimensions

Length: 24 cm (9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4313

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment

Offering case in the shape of a duck, which contained food offerings to the deceased. The interior and exterior were originally painted yellow.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2381 Z / 113. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition