Model dish

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4714 A


Height x diameter: 2.1 x 4.2 cm (13/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Alabaster offering dish. (Problem: Note that the dish in the far right [three o’clock position] has tomb G 2385X written on it in pencil. The dishes in this photograph are from different tombs: 35.2013- 2016, and 2018 are from G4714A; However, 35.2017 and 35.2029 are from G 2385X. The rest in the photograph 35.2019 to 35.2028 have no field numbers and no tomb numbers given. JH)


From Giza, tomb G 4714A. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition and assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition