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Straight sided bowl

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Alabaster bowl of light brownish and white color. The base is rounded, and the rim is plain. The rim is chipped. A large fragment is missing from one side.


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, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3–8, 2649–2134 B.C.


Height x diameter: 5.6 x 18.7 cm (2 3/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World