Model shouldered jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II
2246–2152 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Impy, G 2381 A

Accession Number

12-12-294

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 originally took 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 (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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition