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Fossil crab

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Fossilized crab turned to limestone

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, Unknown,

Dimensions

Diameter x length: 5.0 x 9.0 cm (1 15/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4828

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Specimens