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Model offering in the form of a pigeon

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Alabaster model in the form of a pigeon; the tail was broken off and mended.

Provenance

Giza, tomb G 4733 E. February, 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: January 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, reign of Djedkare Isesi, 2415–2371 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 5.6 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.2821

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models