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Quatrefoil-mouth jar

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Brownish-red; blackened around rim; lip pressed on four sides; no handles or foot; incised lines around neck. Pot says "735" on it.

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: 8.9 x 7.3 cm (3 1/2 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1381

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels