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Offering case in the shape of a joint of beef (lower part)

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Offering case in the shape of a joint of beef that contained food offerings to the deceased. The interior and exterior were originally painted yellow.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2385 A / 73. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 10.5 x 23.5 x 55 cm (4 1/8 x 9 1/4 x 21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4307

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment