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Deep rectangular limestone offering basin; inscribed with offering formula for the "gardener" Khnumu; well preserved.


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Offering tables and basins
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2009, offering room
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height x length x depth: 13.3 x 36.6 x 21.9 cm (5 1/4 x 14 7/16 x 8 5/8 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
  • Date of Register Entry
    about 2465–2323 B.C.
  • Owner
    Khnumu (in G 2009)
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. 1905-1906: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1906: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
  • Remarks
    Object not registered (no registration records for 1903-1904-1905-1906).

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2009

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Unpublished Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • D'Auria, Sue, Peter Lacovara, and Catharine H. Roehrig. Mummies & Magic: The Funerary Arts of Ancient Egypt. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1988, p. 90, cat. 20.

    Markowitz, Yvonne J., Joyce L. Haynes, and Rita E. Freed. Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids: Highlights from the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Expedition. Boston: MFA Publications, 2002, p. 92, cat. 32.

Photos 5

People 1

Ancient People

  • Khnumu (in G 2009)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Limestone offering basin (MFA 06.1884) inscribed for Khnumu, identified as [xntj-S] palace attendant; found in G 2009 chapel.