Model bag-shaped jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Impy, G 2381 A
Diameter: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
One of a large group of miniature copper tools and vessels found in the same intact tomb, this model takes the form of a bag-shaped jar. Actual jars of this shape are known in pottery.
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