Model of a bag-shaped 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

Diameter: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2981

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition