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Accessory to serving statuette, pile of cakes (?)

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Limestone accessory to serving statuette; pile of cakes baking over coals (?); red and black pigment is rubbing off. Ancient dowel-hole for fixing on base.

Provenance

Form Giza, G 2347A E. 1935: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1937: accessioned by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.7 x 4.6 cm (1 7/16 x 1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.650

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture