Model offering jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 7440 E
Height x diameter: 5.2 x 4 cm (2 1/16 x 1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
Miniature storage jar of Egyptian alabaster, placed in the tomb to symbolize offerings of a liquid, such as beer, wine or sacred unguents.
From Giza, tomb G 7440 Z. 1927: 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 May 27, 1927)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition