Model hes jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Impy, G 2381 A
Height: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Known in the ancient Egyptian language as hes-jars, tall shouldered jars like the one replicated in this copper miniature were used for pouring libations. The jars are characterized by splaying, conical feel, high shoulders and narrow necks. The neck in this example is missing. This vessel is part of a large collection of model vessels and tools found together in an intact burial chamber.
From Giza, G 2381 A (the 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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition