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