User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Straight sided beaker

Start collecting

This conical, straight-sided beaker has a small splayed foot and wide mouth. The base is flat, and the rim is flattened and everted. The surface is polished. It is complete.

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. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 10.1 x 7.9 cm (4 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.573

Medium or Technique

Black serpentine?

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels