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: 6.1 x 5.2 cm (2 3/8 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3253

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

One of a large collection of tools and vessels found in the same intact tomb, this poorly preserved copper model takes the form of a neckless shouldered jar with a flat base. Actual vessels of this type are common in pottery.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2381 A (the 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