Model beaker

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: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3049

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

One of a large group of miniature copper tools and vessels found in the same intact tomb, this model represents a slnder ovoid jar or beaker. The base is rounded, and the rim flares out slightly. The surface is deteriorated and encrusted.

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