Requires Photography

Basin

Egyptian


Dimensions

Width x length: 17.2 x 23.5 cm (6 3/4 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4826

Medium or Technique

Gourd

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Household

Made of half of a gourd; outer surface decorated with incised geometrical designs.

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