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Model hes jar

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This is one of a set of four model jars on a wooden board. The jars are models of a type of vessel known as a hes-jar. Actual jars of this type were used to pour libations. The base is flat and splayed, and the rim is flattened and everted.There are remains of plaster around the lower body....

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From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 1915: 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: March 1, 1921)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty, 2010–1961 B.C.


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Height x diameter: 11.3 x 6 cm (4 7/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World