Model jar

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 diameter: 4.0 x 3.5 cm (1 9/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.2971

Medium or Technique

Copper

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

Copper model of a tall shouldered jar with a flat base. The rim is slightly rolled. The surface is deteriorated. The shape is uneven.

Provenance

From Giza G 2381 A (tomb of Impy). 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition