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Model table and four model vessels

Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty
2010–1961 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht)


(a) Cup: height x diameter (max.): 3.5 x 3 cm (1 3/8 x 1 3/16 in.) (b) Cup: height x diameter (max.): 3.5 x 2.8 cm (1 3/8 x 1 1/8 in.) (c) Hes jar: height: 8.1 cm (3 3/16 in.) (d) Hes jar: height: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.) (e) Table: length x width x depth: 16.5 x 7.6 x 1.5 cm (6 1/2 x 3 x 9/16 in.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, wood

Not On View


The Ancient World



This object set includes a simple wooden base (not shown in photo) [e] with four model vessels [a-d] of faience (included in photo along with an additional model vessel, 21.390). Two of the vessels are hes-vases of similar size, while two are beakers/cups with flaring sides. Although accessioned together, the table and model vessels come from different loci in the same tomb, thus the association with one another is hypothetical.


From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 1915: 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: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition