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Fragment of an offering stand

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafra or Menka
2520–2472 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Giza, G 2384 debris

Dimensions

Other: 6.6 x 14.5 x 4 cm (2 5/8 x 5 11/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3145

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Fragment with one, sculpted, rounded polished surface, part of offering stand (?); inscribed with hieroglyphs: tail of falcon who is standing on serekh; possible serekh of Khufu ‘mdjedew’.(?)

Provenance

From Giza, G 2384 debris. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition