Dish

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II
2246–2152 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Impy, G 2381 A

Dimensions

Diameter: 14.2 cm (5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2949

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Part of a large group of model tools and vessels, this copper miniature replicates a shallow bowl with a small, recurved rim. This vessel shape was also common in pottery.

Provenance

From Giza G 2381 A (tomb of Impy). 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: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition