Alabastron

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
306–44 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

02.688

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It is finely grained. It has prominant white veining. It is broken at the top.

Provenance

From Abydos. 1902: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund on November 17, 1902. (Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription