First Intermediate Period
about 2100–2040 B.C.
5.1 x 4.8 cm (2 x 1 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Model sack of grain. Wood with gesso and black and yellow pigment.
Light yellow wood. Very light weight. Thin irregular black lines. Edges rounded everywhere. Cracked.
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way