Spouted deep bowl

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3–8
2649–2134 B.C.


Height x diameter: 16.1 x 20.0 cm (6 5/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View


The Ancient World



This deep, convex-sided bowl has a single spout. The base is flat, and the rim is plain and inverted. There is an incised line below the rim. The stone is yellowish white except for large areas of dark brown discoloration. There is a large fragment missing from one side.


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