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Model shouldered jar

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One of a large collection of tools and vessels found in the same intact tomb, this poorly preserved copper model originally took the form of a neckless shouldered jar with a flat base. Actual vessels of this type are common in pottery.


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.

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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

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The Ancient World