Model vessel

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7440 E

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 1.3 x 3.8 cm (1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

27.1537

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

On View

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

One of twenty-two model basins, similar to 27-5-35 to 66 (27.1488 to 27.1519), but with rounded rim, flat base. (27.1520 to 27.1545 or 27-5-67 to 27-5-92)

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition