Serving statuette - butcher

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 7530 A

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 20 x 9.5 x 19 cm (7 7/8 x 3 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

30.1462

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragmentary “serving statuette” of limestone; sitting/squatting figure with one knee drawn up, in the act of cutting a bound calf. Right shoulder & upper arm, head, and portions of sides of base broken off and missing. Six fingers on right hand. Assembled from three joining fragments.

Part of right shouder (1/26/05).

Provenance

From Giza, Tomb G 7530 a (Meresankh III). 1927: 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: 1930)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition