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: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.899b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is one of a set of four model jars on a wooden board. The jars are models of a type of vessel known as a hes-jar. Actual jars of this type were used to pour libations. The base is flat and splayed, and the rim is flattened and everted.There are remains of plaster around the lower body. Traces of plaster remain on the bottom.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). 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