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Model beaker

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One of a large group of miniature copper tools and vessels found in the same intact tomb, this model represents a slnder ovoid jar or beaker. The base is rounded, and the rim is plain. The surface is deteriorated and encrusted.

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

Height x diameter: 5 x 2 cm (1 15/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2985

Medium or Technique

Copper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models