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Case in the shape of a round cake (bottom)

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Offering case in the shape of a round cake; it was meant to contain food offerings for the deceased. The exterior and interior were originally painted yellow.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2385 A. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2350–2170 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Object Place

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4.6 x 29.2 cm (1 13/16 x 11 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.3489

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment