Offering case in the shape of a goose

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Length: 38 cm (14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3480

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Out on Loan

Out On Loan

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment

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

Provenance

From Giza, G 2385 A / 49. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition