Model vessel from an 'Opening of the Mouth' set

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 diameter: 3.6 x 4.6 cm (1 7/16 x 1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3252

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Vessel used in the pesesh-kef ritual.

Provenance

From Giza G 2381 A (tomb of Impy). 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA in division by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition