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Model, vessel

Ball. Rough wood, cracked and flaked. Slight traces of dull red. Bottom flat and uncolored with hole. Sunken circle at top with raised rim.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's s son C. Granville Way

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty, 2040–1783 B.C.

Dimensions

2.5 x 2.9 cm (1 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4943

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models