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"Almost like a doll's house," is how George Reisner described the confusion of miniature dishes, jars, and tables of copper that had spilled out of a decayed wooden box in Impy's tomb. Pictured here is one of the nearly forty metal vessels found in the burial chamber beside his coffin. Too small...

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Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2381 A. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

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: 1.5 x 6.2 cm (9/16 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3237

Medium or Technique

Copper

Collections

The Ancient World

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