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Model of a vase, with a wood core covered in gesso. Black scalloped lines run down the white ground of the body to imitate banded calcite. The lid is decorated with a rosette of petals and lotuses painted red, yellow and blue. On the side of the vessel is a painted band of text.


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)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.


Height x diameter (max): 16.7 x 12.7 cm (6 9/16 x 5 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood and painted gesso


The Ancient World