Model vessel

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Height x diameter (max): 19 x 12 cm (7 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood and painted gesso

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)


The Ancient World



Model cylindrical vase with a splayed foot and conical mouth. The body is painted with red squiggles over a white ground to imitate breccia. The flat top is divided into four quarters (two red and two white) by two yellow bands representing a tied seal.


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