Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty
2.5 x 2.9 cm (1 x 1 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Ball. Rough wood, cracked and flaked. Slight traces of dull red. Bottom flat and uncolored with hole. Sunken circle at top with raised rim.
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 s son C. Granville Way
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way