Toy ball

Egyptian


Dimensions

Diameter: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4740

Medium or Technique

Textile- yarn

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

It is woven thread-work, which is partly filled with some soft substance. The weaving technique may not be pharaonic. It resembles crochet work. It was made in two pieces and attached at the middle.

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