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Vessel with relief decoration

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Deep blue glazed jar with high relief decoration of a cat facing a bird over an egg and a anther and gazelle with heads addorsed. Lotus calyx below. Rim largely restored. Some chipping and blistering on surface.


June 12, 1993: New York, Sotheby's, Antiquities and Islamic Art, lot 74 ("property of a North American Private Collection," provenance stated as Cairo Dealer Nicholas Tano, who was active from about 1906 until his death in 1924); C. Granville Way Collection; Given by C. Granville Way , by exchange; 1993: accesioned by the MFA. (Accession Date: September 22, 1993)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way, by exchange

Egyptian, Greco-Roman Period, Early Roman Imperial, about the 1st century A.D., A.D. 0–99


Height x diameter: 18.2 x 14 cm (7 3/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

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The Ancient World