Offering chapel of Sekhemankhptah

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


Findspot: Egypt, Saqqara, Offering chapel of Sekhemankhptah

Accession Number

04.1760

Medium or Technique

Painted limestone

On View

Egypt: Mastaba of Sekhemankptah (Gallery 209B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

The walls are carved in raised relief, with much of the paint remaining. Several different types of scenes are represented, including: animals, agriculture, offerings, and boating. There is a false door.

Provenance

From Saqqara. 1903: purchased by Albert M. Lythgoe in Egypt from the Service des Antiquités, Cairo for the MFA with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1904)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund