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Model of a bag-shaped jar

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One of a large group of miniature copper vessels and tools found in the same intact tomb, this model takes the form of a bag-shaped jar with a flaring rim. The surface is deteriorated and the bottom in missing. As shown in the accompanying image, the model is standing on its rim.


From Giza, G 2381A (tomb of Impy). 1912: 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: December 4, 1913)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt


Diameter: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World