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Model vessel

One of twenty-two model bains, 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)


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

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu to Khafra, 2575–2465 B.C.


Giza, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World