Inscribed model basin
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Impy, G 2381 A
Height x diameter: 14 x 25 cm (5 1/2 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
HAtj-a jmj-r kAt nbt nt nswt smr watj mDH nswt qdw, "count, overseer of all royal works, sole companion, royal architect."
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition