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Model dishes

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2134 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 2100 A, chamber

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 1.5 x 6.7 cm (9/16 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

36-1-3

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is a group of model offering dishes and fragments of the same. They are either flat or round bottomed with slightly curved sides. The group includes:

One completely intact vessel, marked 36-1-3a
One completely intact vessel, marked 36-1-3b
Ten complete vessels (all intact except for one, which has been mended) with no field number written on them but originaly designated “36-1-3a-b”

2 vessels, intact except for a small missing piece
6 vessels, broken and mended, nearly complete (two of these have rebroken along the mends)
2 large fragments, each a little larger than half a vessel
2 broken and mended fragments, each a little larger than half a vessel
20 non-joining fragments, from several (at least five?) different vessels
The above incomplete vessels and fragments, although not marked with a field number, were originally designated “36-1-3.”

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 2100 A, chamber. 1936: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition