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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

HAtj-a jmj-r kAt nbt nt nswt smr watj mDH nswt qdw, "count, overseer of all royal works, sole companion, royal architect."

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