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Model basin

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One of a large group of miniature copper tools and vessels found in the same intact tomb, this model takes the form of a deep, flat-bottomed, straight-sided basin. Actual jars of this shape, often very large, are known in pottery. This example is now broken into numerous fragments.

Provenance

From Giza G 2381 A (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)

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

Diameter: 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.2966

Medium or Technique

Copper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models