Vessel with relief decoration

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
A.D. 1–99


Place of Origin: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 18.2 x 14 cm (7 3/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1993.574

Medium or Technique

Faience

On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Deep blue glazed jar with high relief decoration of a cat facing a bird over an egg and a anther and gazelle with heads addorsed. Lotus calyx below. Rim largely restored. Some chipping and blistering on surface.

Provenance

June 12, 1993: New York, Sotheby's, Antiquities and Islamic Art, lot 74 ("property of a North American Private Collection," provenance stated as Cairo Dealer Nicholas Tano, who was active from about 1906 until his death in 1924); C. Granville Way Collection; Given by C. Granville Way , by exchange; 1993: accesioned by the MFA.
(Accession Date: September 22, 1993)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way, by exchange