Model incense burner on stand

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 x width (a): 8.8 x 4.5 cm (3 7/16 x 1 3/4 in.) Diameter (b): 10.2 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

13.3051a-b

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

Part of a large collection of copper models of vessels and tools found together in an intact burial chamber, this miniature represents a bowl-shaped incense burner on a conical stand. The bowl and stand are now separated and the bowl is damaged.

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