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Base for a set of model Hes jars

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Rough wooden base for a set of four model Hes jars. Plaster remains in the holes for the placement of the jars.


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

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

Object Place for Label


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Length x width x height: 42.5 x 18.7 x 3.8 cm (16 3/4 x 7 3/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World