Model table

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 width: 11.8 x 7 cm (4 5/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.3165

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

One of a large group of miniature copper tools and vessels found in the same intact tomb, this model takes the form of a small, four-legged table. Actual table of this type would have been made of wood. There are two holes in the top for the inseration of jars. Some of the cross bars are conncected to the legs by tiny circular screws.

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.

(Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition