Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7671 A, shaft
Height x width x depth: 8.0 x 16.7 x 1.0 cm (3 1/8 x 6 9/16 x 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egypian alabaster)
Egypt: Old Kingdom Funerary Arts Gallery (Gallery 105B)
Oil tablet engraved with the names of the seven sacred oils used for embalming and religious rites. The depressions on the tablet were meant to hold a drop of each of the oils.
From Giza, tomb G 7671 A, shaft. January, 1931: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1931: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1931)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition