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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.

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, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

72.2978

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels