Recumbent dog playing piece

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Dimensions

Diameter: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.2617

Medium or Technique

Faience

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

Gray-green faience piece in the shape of a recumbent dog; slight glaze, uneven color; flat base.

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