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Inscribed model basin

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


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 14 x 25 cm (5 1/2 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2940

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

Made of almost pure copper, this basin has a single band of inscription around its sides. It was part of a large collection of model tools and vessels found togeth in an intact tome.

Inscription

"The count and overseer of all the king's works, the sole friend and overseer of the royal architects," Impy.

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