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Egyptian


Dimensions

Height x width: 8.2 x 12.5 cm (3 1/4 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4749

Medium or Technique

Reeds

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Woven rush-work; piecies missing from rim; partly filled with mass of black substance. The bottom is becoming separated from the sides.

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