Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Impy, G 2381 A
Diameter: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 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 deep, flat-bottomed, straight-sided basin. Actual jars of this shape, often very large, are known in pottery. Originally one of a pair of matching copper model basins, this example is now broken into thirteen fragments. The surface is corroded and encrusted.
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