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Offering case in the shape of a goose

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

Provenance

From Giza, G 2385 A / 49. 1913: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 38 cm (14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3480

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment