Drinking bowl with birds
New Kingdom, Dynasty 19–20
Place of Origin: Egypt
Height x diameter: 4.1 x 15.8 cm (1 5/8 x 6 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Beautiful peacock blue glaze; ornament of birds and geometrical pattern in black; large piece missing and restored; underside plain.
In the New Kingdom, attractive blue bowls with black-painted designs appear among the many different objects made of blue-glazed faience. As the contents were drunk, the charming designs on the interior appeared.
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way