Cup

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 3.8 x 2.8 cm (1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4234

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Cosmetic container with duck head handle. Lid missing. Dull gray-brown; fine-grained; smooth and polished; round bottom; handle with hole through; cracked.

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