Fragment of offering bearers from Tomb of Mehu

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 5
2431–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Mehu, between pits G 2423 X and Y

Dimensions

Overall: 21.5 x 26 x 9 cm (8 7/16 x 10 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

37-1-28a

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Raised relief fragment depicting one arm of an offering bearer and part of the head of another. There are fragments of two baskets piled with offerings of fruit (?). Above the baskets is the base of an offering table.

Provenance

From Giza, Tomb of Mehu, between pits G 2423X and Y. 1937: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition