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Accessory to serving statuette

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Limestone accessory to serving statuette; overall rectangular shape with round top, uncertain identity. Painted red and black. Small ancient dowel-hole bored in bottom for fixing object. Compare similar object 13.3138.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2347 A E. 1935: 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

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 5.6 x 4.9 x 5.7 cm (2 3/16 x 1 15/16 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.655

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture