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Spindle bottle

Oil-bottle. Brick-red in color; plain surface; broken through neck and mended; piece missing from handle; fine workmanship.

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 son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Cypriote, Bronze Age, Late Cypriote Period, 1550–1070 B.C.

Object Place

Egypt

Accession Number

72.1368

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels