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Red-veined marble, smooth and unpolished, upper rim badly broken, lower rim nicked.


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.


Height x diameter: 5 x 4.4 cm (1 15/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World