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Dummy bottle, for use in the "opening of the mouth" ceremony.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2381 A. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by division by the Egyptian government. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II, 2246–2152 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 8.4 x 4 cm (3 5/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3268

Medium or Technique

Quartz crystal

Collections

The Ancient World

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