Relief of tomb owner seated at offering table

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2291 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2461

Dimensions

Overall: 36.5 x 50.5 x 10.2 cm (14 3/8 x 19 7/8 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5993.3

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This fragment in raised relief depicts the upper right half of an offering table. Next to the table are fruits, vegetables, breads, and joints of meat piled in horizontal layers. Above the table and the offerings is a wide horizontal band separating the scene from the lower portions of 5 vertical registers of hieroglyphs. It joins 13.5993.2, 13.5993.4, and 13.5993.5.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2461. 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.
(Accession date: April 28, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition