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Dummy vase

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5 (?)
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2330 A, In debris in bottom of shaft

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 15.0 x 7.5 cm (5 7/8 x 2 15/16 in.); Legacy dimension: length: .145

Accession Number

13.3134

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

[One of] four dummy vases; hollow; gouged out with pointed chisel; outside apparently chisel dressed and rubbed smooth.

Provenance

From Giza, G2330A, In debris in bottom of shaft. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition