Relief of tomb owner seated at offering table

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


Findspot: Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 29 x 8 cm (3 9/16 x 11 7/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5993.7

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

This fragment in raised relief depicts a pile of offerings with several different items of food including lettuce, bread, and other vegetables, as well as jars. There is a horizontal band separating the layers of offerings. There are traces of blue pigment.

Provenance

From Giza, G2461. 1912: 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