Offering dish

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, El-Kab

Dimensions

Overall: 5.5 x 13.5 cm (2 3/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.1034

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Irregularly formed offering dish of coarse red clay. Thick walls, plain rim, and wide rough base. Raised, cup-like socket inside. White deposit on edge and within cup. Vessel cracked about interior cup. Several small rim chips. Note found with object: “This object was stored in 97.1015A-B, 4th Dy–”.

Provenance

From Elkab. 1897, excavated by J. E. Quibell for the Egyptian Research Account , assigned to the Egyptian Research Account in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the ERA in response for contributions.

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription