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Model hes jar

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This miniature jar made of gray micascious stone is a model of a type of offering jar known as a hes-vase. The base is flat and splayed, and the rim is flattened and everted. It is broken and mended. Part of the base is missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4 x 1.3 cm (1 9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.377

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels