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This miniature bowl, from a set of eighty model vessels, was a substitute for an actual full-size vessel. One of five models of deep bowls (27.1483 to 27.1487, or 27-5-30 to 27-5-34). Flat bottom, straight sides, round rim.


From Giza, G 7440 Z. 1927: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1927: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: May 27, 1987)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Height x diameter: 2.4 x 5.5 cm (15/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World