Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7440 E
Height x diameter: 2.4 x 5.5 cm (15/16 x 2 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Egypt: Old Kingdom Funerary Arts Gallery (Gallery 105B)
This miniature bowl, from a set of eighty model vessels, was a substitute for an actual full-size vessel. 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.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition