Stone burnisher

Egyptian


Dimensions

Other: 1.9 x 2.9 cm (3/4 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.800

Medium or Technique

Tan stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Household

Fine-grained; light brown; smooth surface; one side flat; back is very convex. Ovoid. Shaped like half an egg.

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