Offering case in the shape of ribs
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G/ 2385 A/ 69
Length: 55.9 cm (22 in.)
Medium or Technique
Egypt: Old Kingdom Funerary Arts Gallery (Gallery 105B)
This offering case in the shape of beef ribs was intended to contain food offerings to the deceased, possibly substituting magically in the absence of actual offerings. Both the interior and exterior were originally painted yellow, though now only traces of color remain.
From Giza, Tomb G 2385 A / 69. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition