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Accessory to serving statuette, model joint of beef

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Joint of beef of painted limestone, originally an accessory to a "serving statuette." White 'bone' with chunk of reddish-orange meat attached to it. Pigment flaking off.

Provenance

From Giza, Tomb G 2385 S 1. 1912: 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: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2465–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 3.6 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3438

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture