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Weight

Flattened ends; smooth polished black material; good condition; no ornamentation.

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

Egyptian, Hellenistic (Ptolemaic)–Roman Imperial Period, 332 B.C.–A.D. 364

Accession Number

72.797

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Weights & Measures