Model vessel

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7440 E

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 2.3 x 3.8 cm (7/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

27.1485

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

On View

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Model alabaster bowl. One of five models of deep bowls (27.1483 to 27.1487, or 27-5-30 to 27-5-34). Flat bottom, straight sides, round rim.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7440 Z. 1927: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1927: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: May 27, 1987)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition