Model hes jar

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty
2040–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 6, pit D

Dimensions

Overall: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.389e

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

One of five model “Hes” vases. Blue glazed, hole in base for peg.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha tomb 6d. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition