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Model basin

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One of a large group of miniature copper tools and vessels found in the same intact tomb, this model takes the form of a deep, flat-bottomed, straight-sided basin. Actual vessels of this shape, often very large, are known 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. (Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

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 x diameter: 12 x 18.7 x 19.6 cm (4 3/4 x 7 3/8 x 7 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World