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The base is flat, and the rim is flattened and everted. The proportions are not completely symmetrical. The rim thickness varies slightly. It has a rough surface. The surface coloration is somewhat uneven. The rim is chipped. It is complete.


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. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period, D, 2465–1991 B.C.


Height x diameter: 3.7 x 3.1 cm (1 7/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World