Model vessel

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, mid to late Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4340 A, in chamber in floor sand

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5.5 x 6.2 cm (2 3/16 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.3095

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

On View

Egypt: Old Kingdom Funerary Arts Gallery (Gallery 105B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Model cylinder basin, bored, finished by polishing by hand.

Provenance

From Giza, G4340A, in chamber in floor sand. October 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition