Relief of a female offering bearer

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafra
2575–2550 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 7510

Dimensions

Height x width: 12.7 x 17.2 cm (5 x 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

30.837

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Deriving from a tomb scene in which the tomb owner receives offerings for the afterlife, this fragment potrays a female offering bearer. It is executed in the very low raised relief typical of the fourthdynasty. Only the woman’s head, shoulder, and a portion of an arm remain. She carries a basket on her head.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 7510. 1925: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition