Model of a bag-shaped jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Impy, G 2381 A
Diameter: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
One of a large group of miniature copper vessels and tools found in the same intact tomb, this model takes the form of a bag-shaped jar with a flaring rim. The surface is deteriorated and the bottom in missing. As shown in the accompanying image, the model is standing on its rim.
From Giza, G 2381A (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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition