Model hes jar

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty
2010–1961 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4 x 1.3 cm (1 9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.377

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This miniature jar made of gray micascious stone is a model of a type of offering jar known as a hes-vase. The base is flat and splayed, and the rim is flattened and everted. It is broken and mended. Part of the base is missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. May 1915: 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: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition