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Relief of tomb owner seated at offering table

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This fragment in raised relief depicts a pile of offerings with several different items of food including lettuce, bread, and other vegetables, as well as jars. There is a horizontal band separating the layers of offerings. There are traces of blue pigment.


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.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 9 x 29 x 8 cm (3 9/16 x 11 7/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief