Relief of tomb owner seated at offering table

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2461


Overall: 40 x 49.5 x 9.7 cm (15 3/4 x 19 1/2 x 3 13/16 in.)

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The Ancient World



This fragment in raised relief depicts portions of the tomb owner seated on a low-backed chair next to the offering table depicted in 13.5993.2. Preserved are the tomb owner’s upper torso to the top edge of the seat, and his left arm bent up to his chest and right arm extended out towards the table. He is wearing a short close fitting kilt. This fragment joins 13.5993.2.


From Giza, G 2461. 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: April 28, 2005)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition