Offering basin of Khnumu

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, tomb G 2009

Dimensions

Height x length x depth: 13.3 x 36.6 x 21.9 cm (5 1/4 x 14 7/16 x 8 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

06.1884

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

Tomb equipment

Rather deep rectangular trough, around which is the offering formula for the gardener Khnumuw; well preserved.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2009 A. 1906: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1906: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition