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Serving statuette - butcher

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Fragmentary "serving statuette" of limestone; sitting/squatting figure with one knee drawn up, in the act of cutting a bound calf. Right shoulder & upper arm, head, and portions of sides of base broken off and missing. Six fingers on right hand. Assembled from three joining fragments. Part...

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Provenance

From Giza, Tomb G 7530 a (Meresankh III). 1927: 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. (Accession date: 1930)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 20 x 9.5 x 19 cm (7 7/8 x 3 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

30.1462

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture