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Cosmetic container with duck head handle. Lid missing. Dull gray-brown; fine-grained; smooth and polished; round bottom; handle with hole through; cracked.

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,

Dimensions

Overall: 3.8 x 2.8 cm (1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4234

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical