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Accessory to serving statuette - offering basin

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Circular offering basin (3 joining fragments) with prominent collar, originally an accessory to a "serving statuette." Red wash outside, hollowed interior, plaster on bottom of base. Rim broken and incomplete. Deeply incised groove around outside rim. December 18.

Provenance

From Giza, Tomb G 2385 S1. 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

Height: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3434

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture