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Convex-sided bowl

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Stone bowl with a flat base and slightly inverted worked rim. The stone is predominantly black to greenish-gray. It is extensively veined with white. The interior surface has several incised lines around the center at the bottom. There is a large fragment missing from one side.


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, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.


Height x diameter: 7.5 x 17.6 cm (2 15/16 x 6 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World