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Relief of tomb owner seated at offering table

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This fragment in raised relief depicts the feet of the tomb owner and the pedestal base of the offering table. On the left side of the pedestal is a list of eight items with the symbol for a thousand by each (bread, beer, oxen, fowl etc). On the right side of the pedestal are offeringsm...

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Provenance

From Giza, G2461. 1912: 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: April 28, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2291 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 39.7 x 45.5 x 20 cm (15 5/8 x 17 15/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5993.5

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief