Magic bottle

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: 8.4 x 4 cm (3 5/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3268

Medium or Technique

Quartz crystal

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

Dummy bottle, for use in the “opening of the mouth” ceremony.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2381 A (tomb of Impy). 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by division by the Egyptian government.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition