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Set of four model 'nemset' vessels

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Model of set of four offering 'nemset' vessels attached to an oval base, detailed with small holes formed in the top of the vessels and holes in the spouts. Faience, gray-green, varigated, mottled and incrusted with brown; surface worn and mended.


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.

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.


Overall: 5.3 x 4.3 x 2.2 cm (2 1/16 x 1 11/16 x 7/8 in.)

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The Ancient World