Offering procession

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

13.5999

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

Fragment of relief showing parts of the head and shoulders of three men in an offering procession. On the right is the back of a man’s head and a long bouquet of flowers carried over his shoulder. The middle figure shows a man carrying a goose(?) and scribal palette. To the left is part of a third man with a tray of breads draped with lotus flowers. The work is in fine low relief.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb of Nekhebu G 2382 [(originally thought to be a tomb, but now known to be a jumbled deposit of limestone blocks from other nearby tombs)], court. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt, Dec. 4, 1913.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition