Case in the shape of a round cake (bottom)

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


Object Place: Egypt, Giza; Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2385 A

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4.6 x 29.2 cm (1 13/16 x 11 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.3489

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Egypt: Old Kingdom Funerary Arts Gallery (Gallery 105B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment

Offering case in the shape of a round cake; it was meant to contain food offerings for the deceased. The exterior and interior were originally painted yellow.

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