Spouted deep bowl

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3–8
2649–2134 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 16.1 x 20.0 cm (6 5/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.557

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This deep, convex-sided bowl has a single spout. The base is flat, and the rim is plain and inverted. There is an incised line below the rim. The stone is yellowish white except for large areas of dark brown discoloration. There is a large fragment missing from one side.

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