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Model incense burner on stand

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Part of a large collection of copper models of vessels and tools found together in an intact burial chamber, this miniature represents a bowl-shaped incense burner on a conical stand. The bowl and stand are now separated and the bowl is damaged.


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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II, 2246–2152 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


height x width (a): 8.8 x 4.5 cm (3 7/16 x 1 3/4 in.) Diameter (b): 10.2 cm (4 in.)

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The Ancient World