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Vase of Pepy I

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Egyptian alabaster
  • Reportedly From: Thebes, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 2338-2298 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 6
    PERIOD Old Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 37.70Ea - Vessel: 5 1/4 x Diam. 5 13/16 in. (13.4 x 14.7 cm) 37.70Eb - Lid: 3/8 x Diam. 5 3/8 in. (0.9 x 13.7 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.70Ea-b
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION a) Cylindrical alabaster vessel with flaring base and rim inscribed for The Horus Merytawy, King Pepy (I) who is also called son of Ht-Hr nbt ‘Iwn.t Condition: Base chipped in various places; lip of rim slightly chipped. b) Flat circular lid with projection for securing it to vessel. Condition: slightly chipped in one spot.
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