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Model censer

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Part of a large collection of miniature copper tools and vessels found together in an intact burial chanber, this model replicates a censer for burning incense. The censer is made of almost pure copper and the simple, angular form reflects the use of the cold-hammering manufacturing technique.

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: 9 x 6.4 cm (3 9/16 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.2980

Medium or Technique

Copper

Collections

The Ancient World

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Models